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Joe Sutherland: Toxic (United Agents)

By | Published on Tuesday 21 August 2018

Growing up a millennial in the Midlands, Joe Sutherland was acutely aware of his discomfort with defined structures of gender and sexuality, his failure to ‘fit in’. He reflects here on growing up to be an adult, and the extent to which that has, or has not meant growing up to be ‘a man’ in the context of the limiting nature of traditional binary gender categorisation. The result is sometimes affecting and insightful as he reflects on how his own choices and personality were received by family and friends. More importantly, it is very funny indeed. Sutherland’s delivery and timing are excellent, dropping more than enough good gags and snappy anecdotes to carry along the more thoughtful, occasionally poignant undertones.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]