Elegies for Angels, Punks & Raging Queens : a richer and more diverse Inheritance

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  Elegies for Angels, Punks AND Raging Queens  ☆☆☆☆ Union Theatre, London In a year in which The Inheritance claimed every kind of London theatre accolade it’s a tough job to put on an AIDS crisis era play without inviting comparison. Happily, when contrasted rather than compared, Elegies sets its own standard. It is different … Continue reading

Frida : Stroke of Passion : the last week in her tumultuous Life

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Frida: Stroke of Passion ☆☆☆☆ Matcha Theater, West Hollywood ‘Frida Stroke of Passion’ is a complex, fast moving story of the last week of the late great queer Frida Kahlo’s life. Frida (brilliant portrayed by Odalys Nanin – Writer-Director-Producer) who was in an accident and subsequently lost a leg turned to alcohol, pain medication and … Continue reading

Johnny Ward reviews PLAY SOMETHING at Drayton Arms Theatre in London

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  Play Something (**) The Drayton Arms Theatre is the embodiment of a London Fringe venue: a cute end-on theatre space above a gorgeous historic pub serving fantastic food and drink. Their current  show ‘Play Something’ by Paul T. Davies (also on directing duties) unfortunately doesn’t quite match up to it’s early promise. The concept … Continue reading

Jonathan Kemp reviews Timothy Graves’ chemsex drama

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Among Angels ☆☆ Courtyard Theatre, Hoxton, London “The realm of the Gods is a forgotten dimension of the world we know.” – Joseph Campbell The idea that we live among angels has been a source of inspiration for many artists, from Rainer Maria Rilke to Wim Wenders, and more recently Tony Kushner. Timothy Graves’ play … Continue reading

Jonathan Kemp’s ☆☆☆☆ review of an arresting production of Oscar Wilde’s once banned Salome

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SALOME ☆☆☆☆ Lazarus Theatre Company Greenwich Theatre, London From the opening scene of the prophet, Jokanaan, walking through a sandstorm to the final image of a semi-naked Salomé straddling Jokanaan while slick with his blood, this is an arresting production of Wilde’s notorious banned play. The bold move to cast a boy to play the … Continue reading

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