Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe : this fairyland is the stuff that dreams are made of

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Iolanthe ☆☆☆☆☆ Richmond Theatre                                                                     This well-loved comic opera by Gilbert & Sullivan has been re-invented in Sasha Regan’s all-male production into a glorious … Continue reading



Le Gateau Chocolat is electric in Effigies of Wickedness (Songs Banned by the Nazis)

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  Effigies of Wickedness (Songs Banned by the Nazis) at the Gate Theatre  ☆☆☆☆ Once the Nazi regime took power in 1933, it required a registry of all German musicians and as a result, hundreds of talented composers had their work deliberately suppressed and careers ended simply because their race or style of music offended … Continue reading



Sex/Crime skillfully presents an uncompromising examination of the darker side of modern queer sexuality

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If The Glory is the epicenter of the best in alternative queer performance, then Sex/Crime premieres in its spiritual home. The sharp, precise and witty script (from actor/playwright Alexis Gregory) ensures a hypnotic momentum to the action from the start and the pace rarely slips. Sex/Crime is an inky black comedy (think Joe Orton’s What … Continue reading



queerguru reviews ‘Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho’

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    Margaret Thatcher was really a man in drag. This was a popular (pre-internet) accusation leveled at the former British prime minister. Contemporary cultural representations also pitched her as a fella. Spitting Image, the phenomenal satirical TV show that ran throughout the 80’s, portrayed her in a man’s pinstripe suit & tie – the … Continue reading



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