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

Alexis Gregory has woven various themes together beautifully in his compelling performance in RIOT ACT

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Riot Act ☆☆☆☆ The Kings Head Theatre Alexis Gregory bounds on stage like an excitable puppy and delivers a masterclass in the oral tradition. His latest piece (following sold-out Sex-Crime previously reviewed here) presents the verbatim record of his interviews with three gay men. Each has a tale to tell and Michael-Anthony Nozzi’s is absolutely … 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

BANANAMAN THE MUSICAL : Everyone loves a Bad Boy, and this Show has more than its fair share.

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  Everyone loves a bad boy and this show has more than its fair share.  Bananaman was a distinctively British, 80’s comic strip and TV cartoon with a hero who was very much an ironic counterpoint to the Superman or Batman phenomenon. It’s fair to say Bananaman is not that bright, but neither does he take … Continue reading

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