ED2022 5/5 Reviews ED2022 Theatre Reviews

Real, Mad World (Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club)

By | Published on Monday 22 August 2022

This emotional piece written by Jack Ward (they/them)  highlights just how much the world was not made for transgender people. The stage shows a simple living room and the story follows the relationship of Laura, a transwoman, and Lindsay, a non-binary person. We see the complexity of navigating transgender trauma in a cisgender world. While waiting for healthcare that won’t come, Laura’s world becomes more distant from reality. The acting is incredibly emotive and it really does reflect the pain felt by the trans community, particularly transwomen. As a transman I find this performance an emotional rollercoaster. I’d encourage everyone to watch this in the hope it will show you what reality is like for us, in all its bittersweet beauty.​​

theSpace on North Bridge, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Haddi Conant]