Review: 51 Shades of Maggie at Kings Theatre, Southsea

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51 Shades of Maggie is a stage spoof of the infamous erotic novel 50 Shades of Grey - a two-hour, one-woman show which is certainly not for the faint-hearted.

The story follows Maggie Muff, an unemployed singleton who meets her sado-masochistic Mr Grey at the dole office.

The show is outrageously explicit with crude jokes, potty-mouthed swearing and even simulated sexual activity atop a revolving circular bed.

Clearly this was too much for some people in the crowd as several members of the audience left before the interval.

However, regardless of what opinions people may have about the script and tone of the play, nothing should be taken away from lead Leah McRae.

She showed off highly impressive vocal skills by switching between accents to bring life to the various people in Maggie’s tale and displayed boundless energy from start to finish.

Be it for the right or wrong reasons, it’s a night you won’t forget.