Alan Turing The Musical : the tale of a queer wartime hero and gay icon

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  We are often very surprised about how and where composers chose their subject matters when creating a new musical.  So far it’s been The First Lady of Argentina,  a TS Elliot poetry  book about cats, and Tim Rice even based one of his on a game of Chess. Now Joel Goodman & Jan Osborne … Continue reading

Alexis Gregory and his new work FUTUREQUEER

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  London-based queer performer, playwright, producer and director Alexis Gregory launches his new show, FutureQueer, at London’s fab Kings Head Theatre in Islington on Friday 28th July. It’s 2069….and the whole world is queer. Voguing and lip-syncing are categories in the Olympics. There is a statue of George Michael on Hampstead Heath. And Starbuck’s own … Continue reading

Freddie Love ……. and ……. Sex Drag and Opera

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  London’s Kings Head Theatre is on such a roll right now with a stunning repertoire of queer performances and theatre that never seems to end. Next up is London-based  American Freddie Love who is an actor, drag diva and operatic singer. In their new show  Sex, Drag & Opera, Freddie Love shows us how … Continue reading

GOD SAVE THE KINK : A right royal romp of the kinkiest cabaret proportions

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  After the past 7 years of QUEERGURU’s existence, we are no longer shocked by what lands in our intray each day BUT we are still however surprised at how many new things are still way beyond what we thought was our very vivid imagination.  Like today for instance, when there is an event in … Continue reading

Howard’s End : the story of one of the UK’s (closeted) gay icons

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In the 1960s and 1970s comedian Frankie Howard was one of the major stars of British Television.  He was also like many performers of that time a closeted homosexual, as coming out then was considered professional suicide.  Homosexuality was still illegal in the UK until the law changed in 1969 but it still took several … Continue reading

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