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Goodbye Norma Jeane : the story of the man who made Marilyn Monroe

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  Goodbye Norma Jeane ☆☆☆☆☆ Above the Stag Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson) died of an overdose on 5th August 1962 in Los Angeles at the age of 36 and this astonishing production is set during that torrid summer’s day. Jack Cole (played by Tim English) wakes up to this news on his sofa … Continue reading



Jonathan Kemp reviews Linus Karp’s flawless performance in ‘Awkward Conversations With Animals I’ve F*cked ‘

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  Awkward Conversations With Animals I’ve F*cked  ☆☆☆ Kings Head Theatre, Islington, London   Following a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe last summer, LINUS KARP brings his performance of Rob Hayes’ one-man show, ‘Awkward Conversations With Animals I’ve F*cked’ to London’s Kings Head Theatre. KARP gives an engagingly vulnerable performance as Bobby, as … Continue reading



Jonathan Kemp reviews the surreal experience of AFTER EDWARD

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  AFTER EDWARD ☆☆☆☆☆ SAN WANAMAKER PLAYHOUSE, LONDON Sense is overrated”, declares Gertrude Stein at one point in this play and certainly you’re in for a surreal experience with this powerful and quick-witted response to Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II. Much of tonight’s cast are from the recent Globe production of Marlowe’s famous gay play, including … Continue reading



Jonny Ward reviews LEN BLANCO FIRING BLANCS at the Vault Festival

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  Len Blanco – Firing Blancs ☆☆☆ The Vaults Festival Full marks to The Vaults Festival for coming good on inclusiveness and diversity in its programming of this simply vast festival (400+ shows!!). Tonight we are treated to Len Blanco who is a Drag King (a non-binary performance artist dressed in traditionally masculine clothes). It’s … Continue reading



London’s OLIVIER AWARDS make for a gay old night

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London theatres’ OLIViER AWARDS  (the British equivalent of the Tony’s) were handed out last night into well deserving hands that had the LGBT community dancing for joy. Matthew Lopez’s acclaimed stage epic The Inheritance that has been universally recognised as one of the most important gay dramas of a generation won ‘Best New Play’, ‘Best … Continue reading



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