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

An intoxicating mix of theatre cabaret & drag reveals a Hollywood icon’s extraordinary commitment to duty

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  Want to buy some illusions, Slightly used, just like new? Such  romantic illusions ……….. so goes the refrain to a Marlene Dietrich song….if you do then make sure you see Peter Groom in his one (wo)man show DIETRICH – NATURAL DUTY  It is 1942, on the battlefields of North Africa, in a gold sequin … Continue reading

Becoming Dr Ruth: an affectionate portrait on the world’s most unlikely sex therapist

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One of the many surprises in Mark St. Germain‘s biographical play about  the U.S.’s most celebrated sex therapists Dr Ruth, is there not that much talk about sex at all.  What his play does reveal however is the rather dark and shocking journey that this diminutive German Jewish woman took on the way to her … Continue reading

Ben Batt positively sizzles in Donmar Warehouse stunning revival of The York Realist

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  ‘I live here. I live here. You can’t see that, though. You can’t see it. This is where I live. Here.’ This is a tremendous revival directed by Robert Hastie (Splendour, My Night with Reg) at the Donmar in London of a play set in a remote farmhouse in Yorkshire in the sixties about family, … Continue reading

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