Compelling tale from the underrepresented

lili picThe life of transwoman Lili Elbe, the first known person to undergo full surgical reassignment, will soon receive the Hollywood touch in Tom Hooper’s new movie The Danish Girl.

But the Camden Fringe has beaten him to it with this short play based on Lili’s diaries and developed by The Theatre Writers Workshop, with input from the trans cast and crew reflecting their own challenging journeys.

That sympathetic reading lends the piece strong authenticity. However, with only 50 minutes in which to cover a complex tale, it’s more whistle-stop tour than satisfying drama.

Read my full Ham & High review here

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