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Denim: The Denim Juniors (Soho Theatre and United Agents)

By | Published on Wednesday 15 August 2018

There are two important messages to take away from this children’s show from drag supergroup Denim: first, the bravest thing you can be is yourself; second, gender is a construct. In this wildly fun and dazzling hour, Denim perform well-known pop songs with fabulous tweaks. My favourite is ‘Barbie Girl’, updated from “let’s go party” to “let’s go protest”. They tell their own moving stories, about finding peace with gender fluidity and learning to love themselves, without ever dumbing things down for their young audience. This is a wonderfully life-affirming, spectacular show, full of friendship and laughter. I am so pleased this kind of inclusive, glittery performance exists. It should be compulsory viewing for everyone – children, and their grown-ups, too.

Assembly George Square Gardens, until 19 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Marni Appleton]