Travesti*** (Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh)

Posted: August 13, 2014 in Theatre

Have we now heard so much of the damaging effects of sexism on women that we no longer take any notice? This unusual show takes the stories of problems encountered by many women but tells them with a difference. The performers are six smartly-dressed young men who all look like models for GQ magazine; they are: John Askew, Dominic Attenborough, Aled Bidder, Hugo Bolton, Stanley Elridge and James Lawrence. The result is startling and quite unsettling at first, although it becomes less so as the novelty wears off. Rebecca Hill directs a smooth and fast flowing production which provides a thought-provoking and occasionally eye-opening 50 minutes.

Performance date: 13 August 2014

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