Jonathan Kemp is Hopelessly Devoted to LE GATEAU CHOCOLATE & JONNY WOO at London’s Soho Theatre

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‘   Le Gateau Chocolat & Jonny Woo A Night At the Musicals   ☆☆☆☆☆ Soho Theatre, London From the moment you walk into the upstairs theatre, to the strains of Liza Minnelli, to the moment you exit, accompanied by Barbra Streisand singing ‘People’, you’re immersed in the magical, flamboyant world of the musical, that art … Continue reading



Jonathan Kemp reviews ” Lipstick: A Fairy Tale of Modern Iran”   at London’s Omnibus Theatre

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  Lipstick: A Fairy Tale of Modern Iran  ☆☆ Omnibus Theatre I really, really wanted to like this. Great, I thought, once I’d read the blurb, a play exploring Iran’s queer subculture, about a boy who transforms every night into a beautiful woman. I was looking forward to it and invited a queer Iranian friend … Continue reading



Jonathan Kemp rapturous ☆☆☆☆☆ review of Edward II, Christopher Marlowes drama about the gay king of England

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  Edward II ☆☆☆☆☆ Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London “All they that love not tobacco & boys are fools”, Christopher Marlowe famously declared, and whilst there’s no tobacco in his play Edward II, there’s plenty of boy-love – and plenty of fools. Nick Bagnall’s production foregrounds the central love triangle of King Edward (Tom Stuart), Gaveston … Continue reading



Jonathan Kemp gets wild about Wilde being fabulously re-imagined

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  Th’ Importance of Bein’ Earnest by Oscar Wilde ☆☆☆☆☆ Drayton Arms Theatre  I must confess I had reservations about this production when I read it was to be relocated to a North Yorkshire Council Estate. Whilst I’m all for putting new wine in old bottles, if done wrong it can be a woeful disaster. … Continue reading



Jonathan Kemp ‘s ☆☆☆☆☆ review of TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST

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  Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist ☆☆☆☆☆             The Vault Festival Walt (BYRON LANE, who also wrote the script) is at the end of his tether. He hates his job, his cheating boyfriend has dumped him, and the burger he just had delivered has pickles on it, which he … Continue reading



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