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



Angels In America Minus One

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For some unexplained reason when the UK’s National Theatre’s acclaimed revival of Tony Kushner’s ANGELS IN AMERICA transfers to Broadway next year, it will be lacking one ‘angel’ from the cast. Whilst his fellow stars Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield will be in the American production, Brit actor Russell Tovey (who also starred in ‘Looking’) … Continue reading



Beauty On The Piste : a raunchy gay panto

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Pantomime (or Panto for short) is a quintessential traditional British musical family entertainment staged at Christmas time.  It includes songs, gags, slapstick comedy and dancing, employs gender-crossing actors, and combines topical very low-brow humor with a story loosely based on a well-known fairy tale,  and in which audiences are expected to sing along with certain parts … 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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