London’s Southwark Playhouse presents SAPPHO a thrilling (lesbian) fairy tale of mythic proportions

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  Sappho was an Archaic Greek poet from the island of Lesbos. and is known for her lyric poetry, written to be sung while accompanied by music. In ancient times, Sappho was widely regarded as one of the greatest lyric poets and was given names such as the “Tenth Muse” and “The Poetess”. Most of Sappho’s poetry is now lost, and … Continue reading

Queerguru’s Andrew Hebden reviews a gender-bending ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’

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  How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying  ★★★★ Southwark Playhouse , London  Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows’ Tony award-winning How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying has been reinvigorated at the Southwark Playhouse with a new take on its satirical roots. It embraces the charmingly cartoonish nature of its original caricatures whilst … Continue reading

Queerguru’s Andrew Hebden reviews AFTERGLOW a funny, and sensual exploration of polyamory

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  AfTERGLOW   ✩✩✩✩  Southwark Playhouse, London   It’s Wednesday, Hump Day,  and the irony is not lost on us as the first scene of Afterglow, written and directed by S. Asher Gelman, plunges headfirst down a rabbit hole of naked, balletic grinding. It’s January in London and 0 Celsius outside but the thermostat is turned … Continue reading

Queerguru’s Andrew Hebden reviews LIZZIE, The Musical : a raucous dive into the true crime story

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      Lizzie The Musical ⭐︎  ⭐︎  ⭐︎  ⭐︎ Southwark Playhouse, Elephant,  Nope, not a musical about the late Queen Elizabeth II. We are confident that there will be one but it’s still #toosoon. You might want to try The Crown on Netflix meanwhile. This thumping Lizzie musical is about the infamous Lizzie Borden … Continue reading

Queerguru’s ANDREW HEBDEN reviews PUBLIC DOMAIN online from London’s Stayhouse

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    Public Domain ☆☆☆ Stayhouse, London While some theatres have met the challenge of streaming during the pandemic by transferring their standard content to online Southwark Playhouse (or Stayhouse as they now call themselves) have done their version of the “Little Engine that Could” by producing a new musical that embraces the creative opportunity … Continue reading

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