“REFRESHING IN ITS HONEST REJECTION OF FIXED DEFINITION, THIS SHOW IS DEFINITELY ONE TO WATCH OUT FOR.”
Gender Theory, Judith Butler and Other Bedtime Stories is a thought-provoking piece by J. Fergus Evans, Gemma Bradley, and Jackie Hagan. Focusing on the experiences of Fergus and Gemma, two radical queers who are shocked to find themselves with mortgages and in monogamous relationships, the performance examines life after queer theory. Combining video interviews, songs, poetry, and spoken word, the performance asks questions such as ‘what is queer?’, and ‘what’s the queerest haircut you’ve ever had?’ Yet ultimately the performance does not provide definitive answers to these questions. Rather its beauty lies in the fact that, like the term queer, these answers are elusive, highly personal, and ever-changing. Refreshing in its honest rejection of fixed definition, this show is definitely one to watch out for.
// MANCHESTER MULE