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Certain Young Men (Cambridge University Queer Players)

By | Published on Sunday 27 August 2017

An intimate and honest look at queer male culture, this production of Peter Gill’s ‘Certain Young Men’ certainly brings the heart. With gender-blind casting, the show goes even further in asking what it is to be a man against the backdrop of the burgeoning mainstream queer culture. The performances are strong and believable, portraying an array of characters with sensitive delicacy. With beautifully simple, domestic staging, it really does feel like you’ve had an insight into the lives of these couples and friends, while the lighting design adds to the intensity of the unfolding stories with ever-adapting brightness and change. This production quite literally shines a light onto the complexities of queer relationships and friendships within a heteronormative culture.

theSpace @ Venue45, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bethan Highgate-Betts]