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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Oestrojen – Junkyard Dogs: The Howler

Writer: Jen Ives Reviewer: Simon Topping Jen Ives is transgender, but she doesn’t want to talk about it, so she heads up her show saying. “There is plenty more about me to talk about”, she exclaims. And so there is, in this 40 minutes of impish and irreverent material full of laughs, wonderfully delivered. Ives, a rising star of the ...

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Jumpers for Goalposts – Oldham Coliseum

Writer: Toms Wells Director: Chris Lawson Reviewer: Ruth Gerrard Tom Wells’ hugely engaging Jumpers for Goalposts blasts its way into the Oldham Coliseum with flair and grace and a story that cannot fail to resonate. The squad of Barely Athletic invite us in to the world of post-match team talks about football, love, loss, relationships, hopes and dreams and most ...

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Sommerfugl – 4th Street Theater, New York

Writer: Bixby Elliot Director: Stephen Brackett Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Transgender experiences are on the American public’s mind in a way they’ve never been before, and it’s a safe bet that a New York City-based theatre audience in 2015 is sympathetic to the cause. Whether or not that was a consideration in the staging of Bixby Elliot’s Sommerfugl is unknown, but ...

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I’m Your Man – Taurus Bar, Manchester

Writer: Terri Lucas Director: Meredith McGrath Reviewer: Geoff Lovelock [Rating:3] Part of Sparkle, the National Transgender Celebration, ‘I’m Your Man’ has at its core a brilliantly confusing premise: if you’re a lesbian and your girlfriend has surgery to turn herself into a man, does that make you suddenly straight? Cleverly playing with the prejudices of everyone watching – no matter ...

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