Tackling some big topics such as sexuality, consent and sex, very early on you get the feeling that nothing is off limits as the realities of life as an adult are thrown out in the open.
Sometimes there are shows that give you a healthy dose of anxiety; a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome. By that definition this is one of the healthiest shows Iâ€™ve seen in a while.
There are times in life when youâ€™re too afraid to ask questions for fear of the consequences (or perhaps because you know somethings should be left unasked) well, Mating in Captivity asks them for you, whether or not thatâ€™s a good thing well, only time will tell.
The first play from Oliver Page, itâ€™s clear that this wonâ€™t be his last, Page is an exciting new voice in the Auckland theatre scene and his off-beat style sits comfortably in the powerhouse that is The Basement.
A show that hits hard and fast, always keeping you on your toes, only allowing for a few moments of rest between laughter - Mating in Captivity is a must-see.
Donâ€™t go in expecting to know where things are heading - nothing is as it seems.
Mating in Captivity is on at The Basement until August 27.