Theatre review: Specie
Edinburgh Fringe Scotsman review: Specie at Pleasance Dome (Venue 23), reviewed by Fiona Shepherd
There is an interesting premise at the core of this new play – that gender reassignment is common practice, people can switch between sexes as they please and parents can decide the sex of their child after birth.
Though such a move may be casually embarked upon, these so-called New People are still subject to a degree of prejudice, coming mainly from a suspicious church which has its own lurid way of checking for “change”.
But like its protagonist Louie/Lucy, Specie hovers on the cusp, producing neither the laughs which are intended from the regular meetings of New People Anonymous, nor a trenchant exploration of the implications of this intriguing set-up.
MORE INFO: Specie at Pleasance Dome (Venue 23), until 26 August
Originally published in The Scotsman