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How to Be A Sissy With Percy Q Shun (South By Northwest)

By | Published on Sunday 27 August 2017

‘How to Be a Sissy’ combines parody lessons with a real-life account of what it was like growing up gay in the southern states of the USA. This dual persona device is compelling and, when utilised best, extremely effective. However, our teacher Percy is very one-note and I found him less entertaining as the show went on, whereas, by contrast, Brian’s story only gets more compelling. Even if you haven’t personally dealt with the same issues, the story of hardship, healing and trying to forgive those who have wronged you is pertinent to many. Whilst the structure of the lessons is contrived, Brian’s own story shines through in this memorable and moving evening.

C Royale, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Lizzie Milton]