Liam Williams Travesty at The New Theatre, Dublin: Gender binaries get good pummelling

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Liam Williams Travesty
Travesty

English comedian Liam Williams’ debut play, a clever 90-minute drama about falling in love, premiered in Edinburgh in 2016. Performed in or around a double bed, it charts the journey of working-class Ben and rich-kid Anna’s relationship; initial heady dates are followed by tentative declarations of love, then on to more complex relationship nitty-gritty.

The spin on this conventional story is that Ben is played by a woman and Anna is played by a man. Thus, the mild gender stereotyping of the two characters, which would be invisib

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