The meta-theatre lets Silverman also have a cheeky jab at audiences, especially the typically middle class audiences that flock to performances night after night. The ones that to the ‘thee-at-terrr’ as Betty Three calls it (Beatriz Romilly, worlds away from her performance in Much Ado at the Globe last year).
It all ends up as a show happy to play with our perspective of performance. Gender is a performance. Sometimes that performance is empowering, other times it is debilitating. Assuming a role can be comforting, a relief, but it can also be frustrating. And that’s when the rage comes out.