|In the summer of '99 a newspaper article described a man who stole a horse from its field, bound its legs, stripped off his clothes and had sex with it in broad daylight. He was caught in the act by two passing police as he was clearly in view from an adjoining road. The police did not know what to charge him with.
||In de zomer van '99 verscheen er een artikel in de krant over een man die een paard uit een weide stal. Hij bond de benen van het dier bijeen, ontkleedde zichzelf en verkrachtte vervolgens het paard. Hij werd op heterdaad betrapt door twee politieagenten die toevallig langswandelden. De agenten wisten niet meteen waarvoor ze hem konden arresteren.
"Lee Wilson and Mirabelle Wouters play out an extraordinary finale of equine lust, taking to the air on ropes in Sentimental Reason. Rarely have I witnessed such amazed concentration at a first night dance performance - once a few people got over the giggles. It is a bold and skilful piece."
Jill Sykes in The Sydney Morning Herald
Sept. 25 2002.
"Sentimental Reason is a truly astonishing vision of perverse human-equine relations that leaves Peter Shaffer's Equus in the dust. Fast, loud, sexy, funny, dangerous and disturbing: I doubt I'll see a more powerful 25 minutes of theatre all year."
Colin Rose in The Sun-Herald
"The truly astonishing Sentimental Reason, created and performed by Lee Wilson and Mirabelle Wouters, alone is worth the price of admission. Starting of as a funny and partly fetishistic look at the curious obsession some women have with horses, Sentimental Reason quickly gallops into much darker teritorry. An implied sexuality is made startlingly overt, violence and cruelty follow on apace. Performed with a wham-bam mix of eerily accurate observation and do-or-die recklesness, i doubt I'll see a more powerful 25 minutes of theatre all year."
Colin Rose in The Sun-Herald
|"Sentimental Reason with Lee Wilson and Mirabelle Wouters (N.S.W.) is thrilling. This tale is based on an article about a man who had sex with a horse. It must be animal season - Edward Albees latest play concerns a man in love with a luckless goat.
Wilson sniffing trouble in the wind and Wouters, toying with a harness, set up a marvellous ominous presence on a stage bathed in sinister green light. It was uncanny how horse like both became at times - Wouters galloping furiously around the stage "paddock" and Wilson performing alarming, bucking acrobatics hoisted aloft in the harness. The whole was seductive and passionate; and after the climax the audience sat stunned in silence for a few seconds before applauding."
Rita Clarke in The Australian
Oct. 18 2002.
"The most audacious, Sentimental Reason, is a genuinely disturbing tale of foreplay and liaisons between a woman and a horse (and what a gorgeous horse he is as he pisses loudly and slowly into the front row of the audience) and lolls about, patiently watching us walk in. The use of straps hung from the ceiling, which Lee Wilson bridles, fights and reigns himself in, adds hellfireclub cred and Mirabelle Wouters, decked out in tartan tucked up into her knickers, and later naked astride her bareback plaything, is funny and kinky at the same time."
Kirsten Krauth in Realtime