ED2019 4/5 Reviews ED2019 Theatre Reviews

HOTTER (Ellie Keel Productions and HOTTER Project)

By | Published on Friday 23 August 2019

Faux fur, funky tunes and finger fun: Ell Potter and Mary Higgins flamboyantly delve into all things sex. In a playful yet thought-provoking piece, the women re-enact a series of verbatim interviews, each exploring what gets people hot and, in turn, revealing the diversity of experience regarding sexuality. The rip-roaring comic moments added poignancy to the heartfelt tonal switches, exposing the pair’s personal relationship with one another and with their bodies, which felt beautifully honest and raw. Experimental use of props, dance and visuals were blended seamlessly, representing the universal frustrations and insecurities we have with our bodies. The physicality of each distinct character was expressive and thoroughly engaging, although certain stories could have been explored further. This empowering experience filled the room with laughter, tears and even had us bopping along with them.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Ella Dorman-Gajic]