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Brett Johnson: Poly-Theist (Brett Johnson)

By | Published on Sunday 18 August 2019

Johnson takes us on a fascinating journey through his experiences of a polyamorous relationship. This relationship challenged the presuppositions about love, sex and marriage he had absorbed during a strict Christian childhood, and he successfully cuts through some of the media clichés surrounding polyamory. Clearly honed by a recent tour of thirteen American cities, his storytelling is superb and keeps the audience rapt throughout. The central narrative is very strong and his digressions relevant and amusing. His performance manages to be both confident and vulnerable, demonstrating that Johnson has come through these many challenges wiser and humbler. A rich and absorbing show, which will make you reflect on your own attitudes towards relationships and love.

Just The Tonic @ The Charteris Centre, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Charlie Ellis]