Review: Queers

“It’s full of strength, realisation and a greater sense of growth.”

We had the pleasure of going to see Patrick Cash’s ‘Queers’ this week. A collection of monologues exploring the journey and experiences of six very different characters. From the start, it’s filled with highs and lows, laughter and tears. Each monologue, very much emotional and unique.
The cast is diverse, as are the stories. You connect very quickly with each character and the history embedded into it was the icing on the cake.

The play doesn’t just pull on the heart strings. It covers a great array of topics including Section 28, the AIDS crisis, trans issues, and the Admiral Duncan bombing.

Patrick brilliantly captures the emotions in each recollection. It’s full of strength, realisation and a greater sense of growth.

The casting was strong, and it was great to see Matthew Hodson from GMFA up there performing.

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Each of the characters are strangely relatable. An eclectic mix, but each of them reminds you of someone you might have met at some point in life. The play creates a strong sense of community.

Director Luke Davies does incredibly well, making this play easy to watch but gripping at the same time. Carefully choreographed lighting between each monologue as they move from chapter to chapter.

In summary, Queers is definitely worth a watch. It stirs emotion, but makes you reflect on your own past. Reflection is never a bad thing. Especially when it makes you look beyond yourself to the great and often unseen community we belong too.

GT gives Queers – 5/5

Queers is playing at the King’s Head Theatre until November 22. For more information and tickets, see the King’s Head Theatre website

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