Gentlemen Prefer Blondes ; and so does Queerguru’s Jonathan Kemp

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  Gentlemen Prefer Blondes ☆☆☆☆ Union Theatre, London Directed by Sasha Regan Anita Loos’ 1925 novel (famously championed by James Joyce) was first turned into a stage musical in 1949, and must have seemed dated even then, much of the original novel’s caustic indictment of the Jazz Age already softened or lost on its postwar … Continue reading

Jonathan Kemp ☆☆☆☆☆ review of JOCK NIGHT : Adam Zane’s drama with emotional depth and savage wit.

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  JOCK NIGHT ☆☆☆☆☆ Hope Theatre Company King’s Head, Islington, London Adam Zane’s background is in verbatim theatre, and that commitment to verisimilitude is on clear display in his first full-length non-verbatim play, JOCK NIGHT. In the programme notes he details the months of researching chemsex, interviewing men whose lives have been affected by it. … 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

Jonathan Kemp gets wild about Wilde being fabulously re-imagined

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  Th’ Importance of Bein’ Earnest by Oscar Wilde ☆☆☆☆☆ Drayton Arms Theatre  I must confess I had reservations about this production when I read it was to be relocated to a North Yorkshire Council Estate. Whilst I’m all for putting new wine in old bottles, if done wrong it can be a woeful disaster. … Continue reading

Jonathan Kemp is Hopelessly Devoted to LE GATEAU CHOCOLATE & JONNY WOO at London’s Soho Theatre

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‘   Le Gateau Chocolat & Jonny Woo A Night At the Musicals   ☆☆☆☆☆ Soho Theatre, London From the moment you walk into the upstairs theatre, to the strains of Liza Minnelli, to the moment you exit, accompanied by Barbra Streisand singing ‘People’, you’re immersed in the magical, flamboyant world of the musical, that art … Continue reading

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