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

Mark Farrelly performs JARMAN his one play about the British iconic queer filmmaker and activist

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  The British writer/actor Mark Farrelly has established his considerable reputation of telling the stories of iconic queer figures.  First Naked Hope, his one-man play about the legendary Quentin Crisp the flamboyant English writer, humorist, actor, life-class model, and at one-time rent boy. Crisp was a great self-publicist who gave outrageous interviews about his unusual life … Continue reading

Queerguru’s Ris Fatah reviews MARK FARRELLYs tour-de-force performance in JARMAN

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  Jarman ☆☆☆☆☆ Greenwich Theatre, London   ”Decadence is a sign of intelligence.” This quote, spoken by Mark Farrelly (Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope, Howerd’s End) as Derek Jarman in his new solo play Jarman, reminded me of the brilliant mind we lost to AIDS in 1994. You could always rely on Jarman to give an … Continue reading

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