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Before I Was A Bear : an engaging and funny story about growing up

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  Before I Was A Bear ☆☆☆ By Eleanor Tindall The Bunker Theatre, London Nestled unobtrusively next to Menier Chocolate Factory, its more showy neighbour, is the Bunker Theatre. This former underground carpark is a welcome addition to London’s Off West End with a committed team and an eye for fresh new writing. Eleanor Tindall’s … Continue reading



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 and Queer Words

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  Jonathan Kemp, one of Queerguru’s Contributing Editors in London is also an award winning author .  His debut novel London Triptych (Myriad, 2010) was acclaimed by The Guardian as an “ambitious, fast-moving, and sharply written work” and by Time Out as “a thoroughly absorbing and pacy read.” It was shortlisted for the inaugural Green Carnation Prize and won the Authors’ … Continue reading



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