Review: A Fine Line

Judith Paris in A Fine Line
Judith Paris in A Fine Line
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LESBIANISM, eh? Queen Victoria said it wasn’t possible: “What could they do after all?”

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Assembly Hall, The Mound

Thankfully, attitudes have changed (for the better) towards same-sex relations since the Victorian era. However, for many gay women who came of age in the 1950s and 60s, it was something that had to be hidden, kept quiet, swept under the carpet with the largest broom available.

In A Fine Line, we follow Rita (Judith Paris), who reflects on her suppressed relationship with childhood friend, Angie.

From domineering husbands to lost children, from hard lives to forbidden love, it’s impossible not to get sucked in by the power of Paris’s high quality storytelling.

But this isn’t necessarily a story about differences. It’s actually about sameness. In fact, it makes you ponder how lucky some of us are to be able to love anyone at all.

With just a few props for company - Angie’s husband is a hat stand by the way - less is more. Even when Rita is talking to another static ornament you believe in what she’s saying.

Until 31 August