Melbourne Fringe: F*#king with Gender

After seeing Gender Spanner, the show directly following it at Scratch Warehouse, F*#king with Gender, all seemed a bit too safe – if beautiful to look at.

Fucking with Gender. Melbourne Fringe

Taking its inspirations from Strindberg’s A Dream Play and vaudeville, this show has a bit of everything: a splash of immersive experience, a dash of audience participation, some beautiful choreography and a woman in a tutu miming to Cold Chisel’s “Working Class Man”. The show fits perfectly into the Warehouse’s bohemian/grungy aesthetic and the dance sequences are exquisite. But with a title like F#*cking with Gender, I’d have hoped it would be more exciting and maybe a little transgressive.

Anne-Marie Peard

Anne-Marie spent many years working with amazing artists at arts festivals all over Australia. She's been a freelance arts writer for the last 10 years and teaches journalism at Monash University.

Anne-Marie Peard

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