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X And Y (Black Dingo Productions)

By | Published on Friday 22 August 2014

‘X And Y’ explores the similarities and differences of life as experienced by a gay man from the Maldives, a Jamaican lesbian and a Scottish trans woman. The cast are good, imbuing their roles with believability and avoiding the sometimes stilted delivery that can be found in verbatim pieces. The intercutting of conversations is somewhat less successful, as the narratives don’t always mesh well enough to support this conceit. Additionally, while the message about accepting everyone for who they are is laudable, it is a little undercut by the Jamaican woman getting noticeably less stage time than the other two voices. Overall, ‘X And Y’ is a decent play, but it never quite transcends that.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Andrew Bell]