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Specie (Fat Git Theatre)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2013

If you resent prolonged eye-contact, squirm at the mention of genitals and have a pathological fear of ball-pits, you’ll have to grab a stress-ball before stepping into this ballsy thought-provoking offering from ‘Fat Git’ theatre. ‘Specie’ imagines that gender is a fluid concept, where one can change sex and swap that of their children on a total whim. The concept becomes cloudy in places; there are implications that gender-swapping is limited to those who can afford it and that swapping-back might not be so easy, and divisions between those who condone and those who oppose the movement in gender technology are not quite fleshed out sufficiently. Incredibly relevant, thought-provoking subject matter, ‘Specie’ falls slightly short by being making its complex premise a little too ambiguous.

Pleasance Dome, until 26 Aug (not 13), 12.10pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Holly Sharp]