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Hotter (Transgression Productions)

By | Published on Sunday 20 August 2017

A frequently funny, endearingly frank show, ‘Hotter’ is two performers – Mary Higgins and Ell Potter – and the voices of lots of female and non-binary members of the public, aged from 13 to 97. It’s not for the easily embarrassed, as these people discuss their bodies – physicality, sexuality and the ageing process – in vivid detail. It’s an admirably broad range of voices to include, and by and large the performers do them justice. One particular highlight is a heartfelt response to a teenage girl lacking confidence, in which the tears in Potter’s eyes are clearly sincere. Juxtaposed with its many hilarious sections, ‘Hotter’ does cover a lot of bases; indeed, its only real fault is a slight lack of focus.

Paradise In Augustines, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Andy Leask]