I went to see this show purely for Alison Wearing, not the subject matter. I saw her show Giving into Light two years ago and was astounded by her storytelling skill. I decided she could do a show about pretty much anything and still make me hang on her every word. She is a fantastic writer, and an equally amazing actress (though she says she was a writer first and came into acting by accident. She is a natural, no doubt about it). She doesn’t necessarily enter into the scenes from her past and recreate them as a continuous conversation with herself, but the choice quotes she does choose to include, and her narration, and the subtle shifts between them are so flawless that you really feel like you have lived these moments with her and are just getting a little refresher of the details. The real pictures of her family life really add to the loveliness of the story. No matter your opinions on the subject matter (the gay community), this show is a must-see. But get there early; it sells out.
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