Alan Flanagan’s extraordinary way with words in BINGO

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Bingo  ☆☆☆ The Pleasance Theatre Cormac, a lovable Irishman at large in London (played with charm and nicely paced energy by Alan Flanagan) has been a very busy boy. He goes for a check up and finds out he has the full house of infections – HIV/Syphilis/Gonorrhea/Hepatitis C. to which the nurse mutters under her … Continue reading

And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens : a short slice of genius playwriting from a queer master at work

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And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens ☆☆☆☆☆ Mr Delaney (superbly played by Luke Mullins; delicate but tense like an over wound watch) is a successful interior decorator and landlord, who transforms into Candy when he has gentlemen company in the stifling deep south of New Orleans. Tonight he has brought home Karl, … Continue reading

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

Jonathan Kemp “absolutely loved this queer take on Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” : his review of WIFE at London’s Kiln Theatre

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  Wife  By Samuel Adamson  ☆☆☆☆ KILN THEATRE, Kilburn The Norwegian Feminist theorist Toril Moi once commented that the slam of the door at the end of Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” (1879) resounded throughout the twentieth century. Samuel Adamson’s new play explores the repercussion of that slammed door well into the twenty first century in … Continue reading

Jonny Ward’s ☆☆☆☆☆ review of the electrifying performance of non-binary transgender actor Jenet Le Lacheur as HAMLET

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  Hamlet  ☆☆☆☆☆ Iris Theatre Director Daniel Winder does death wonderfully: whether it is Gertrude’s poisoning which is visceral and gruesome, or Polonius’s violent and prolonged demise at the sharp end of Hamlets dagger. Welcome to Hamlet – Game of Thrones style! Iris Theatre is a summertime institution. For the last ten years it has … Continue reading

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