A time-travel ride through evolution of sexes, celebrating our diverse gender identities and sexualities. Packed with humour and DIY tech, Sex Education Xplorers (S.E.X.) is a playful new take on sex education from the award-winning artist Mamoru Iriguchi, whose work has been described as, “gloriously original” (Socialist Worker), “nothing short of genius”(Sunday Herald) and “Daringly inventive” (The Stage).

An eye-opening experience for teenagers, and everyone who missed the sex education they deserved at school!

“We felt this was a crucial, important and relentlessly entertaining show which managed to vehicle an important message and we wish for young audiences around the world to be able to see it.”
WINNER: Infallibles Award 2021 – Best show for Young Audiences.

“All adults should see this show.” (14 year old, Edinburgh)

“A spoof senior-school lecture… designed to send critics of modern gender theory into meltdown….” ★★★★ The Scotsman (read full review)

“…a wonderful dream to get swept up in, full of images that linger in your brain” ★★★★ Financial Times (read full review)

“Bold, fun, bizarre, educational, hilarious and unexpectedly emotional”.  ★★★★★ EdFringe Review (read full review)

Sex Education Xplorers (S.E.X.) should be celebrated for its inventiveness, charisma and boldness” ★★★★ The Wee Review (read full review)

“packing this much information and discourse into an entertaining hour is an extraordinary feat” ★★★★ The Skinny (read full review)

“Utterly hilarious, while touching on serious themes, it was a masterclass in media-heavy performance art” Exeunt Magazine on Sex Education Xplorers (S.E.X.) scratch performance. 

Duration: 1hr
Age guidance: 12+

Performed by Mamoru Iriguchi and Afton Moran
Lead Artist: Mamoru Iriguchi
Outside Eye: Clare Duffy
Dramaturg: Lou Brodie
Costume Supervisor: Alison Brown
Movement Director: Chris Stuart Wilson
Stage Manager: Agustín Masondo
Producer: Mhari Robinson
Assistant Producer: Saffy Setohy
Press & Marketing: Wendy Niblock
Social Media: Katie Goh

Part of Made in Scotland Showcase 2021 and supported by Creative Scotland

Sex Education Xplorers (S.E.X.) by Mamoru Iriguchi. Photo credit Niall Walker

Completed runs:
6-29 August, Summerhall as part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021



Organisations who work to improve LGBTQIA+ equality, rights and inclusion in Scotland:


From 2022, we will be presenting an adapted version of S.E.X. in secondary schools. If you’d like to book the show into your school or offer feedback on our adaptation, please email producing@independentartsprojects.com.



Image credits: Niall Walker (top 2), Kat Gollock (bottom 2).
Pictured: Afton Moran & Mamoru Iriguchi.