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(even) HOTTER (Transgress)

By | Published on Sunday 12 August 2018

Using a series of interviews with women and trans people about their bodies, Mary Higgins and Ell Potter (aka HOTTER) have weaved together a show about embarrassment, insecurity, love and dancing. They tell their own stories and those of others, drawing on an impressively broad range of experiences. Gradually they reveal more and more of themselves to us, at times physically leaning on each other for support, committing wholly to being courageously, profoundly honest. Some segments go on too long, some reference points are oddly dated (remember Robin Thicke?) and sometimes the whole chaotic jumble feels like it’ll collapse – but it doesn’t, and by the end you and a bunch of strangers are dancing onstage, and everyone just looks so happy.

Bedlam Theatre, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jon Stapley]