52 Monologues for Young Transsexuals at Edinburgh Fringe ★★★★★
In a city still seemingly proud to stake its claim as the birth place of the boy wizard that shall not be named, Laurie Ward and Charli Cowgill deliver an unpacking of 21st century transfeminine life that is both searingly honest and exhilaratingly entertaining.
Nothing More To Say are two-woman devising duo Laurie Ward and Charli Cowgill, whose 52 Monologues for Young Transsexuals deserves to be on of the breakout hits of this years Fringe. Ward & Cowgirl deliver two peerlessly fearless, fierce performances of incandescent trans joy & rage, such that an hour in their company feels like twenty minutes of theatrical HIIT!
52 Monologues shines a brave and bracing spotlight on the unapologetic lived experiences of trans women. There’s sexy/hilarious dancing, contemplations of the body and the voice, and spit, sweat and tears. The line between verbatim storytelling and cabaret theatre is throughly blurred, the boundary between theatre and confessional invisible. Sex positivity is to the foreground, as is baby oil and talcum powder. An empowering, inspirational hour of experimental performance which defines the undefinability of what makes the Fringe so essential as a place for genuinely groundbreaking work.
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