Theatre review: The Last King of Porn, Greenside, Edinburgh

Italian writer-director Aleassandro Onorato has said: “I hope to see at least one person leaving the theatre during this show.”

The Last King of Porn recounts one porn star's quest to satisfy 100 women in a single day.

The Last King of Porn, Greenside, Edinburgh * * *

In that case, he would have been disappointed when I attended as most of the audience sat rapt and slack-jawed, not quite believing what we were seeing. It wasn’t the sexual content – although that shouldn’t be completely dismissed – it was witnessing one plot twist crash into another like a demented Mexican telenovela.

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“Freely inspired” by Chuck Palahniuk’s novel, Snuff, this tells the story of Randy Fierce (Alberto Baraghini) who’s filming a sex marathon over a day with 100 women. As physiologically improbable as this is it’s nothing to the secret motives the numbered women waiting to be serviced by Randy are hiding.

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It’s sleazy pulp trash – but leanly written trash played refreshingly seriously when it would have been easy to opt for camp. A real one-off and probably a cult waiting to happen.

Until 17 August