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Lovely Girls (The Hiccup Project)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2019

With seemingly infinite energy, Cristina MacKerron and Chess Dillon-Reams use dance, physical theatre and comedy to explore the numerous roles women are expected to play in modern society. I’m exhausted just watching, as each sketch reveals a new level of ridiculous, fourth wall-breaking truth – there is at times an almost painful honesty in the actions of the various characters, fighting back at a world which seems designed to keep women, and in this case female performers, down. Although, as they admit, calling someone “lovely” is not an insult, it becomes condescending when applied to MacKerron and Dillon-Reams; their mastery of physicality and theatricality goes so far beyond outward appearance that to label them with a single word seems impossible.

ZOO Southside, until 17 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Will Norris]