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Notes and Queeries : Keith Jarrett at the British Library

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Queerguru’s London Correspondent JONATHAN KEMP has another day job too.  He is the published author of London Triptych (Myriad, 2010) which was shortlisted for the inaugural Green Carnation Prize and won the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award in 2011. His other fiction works include Twentysix (2011) and Ghosting (2015), and his nonfiction works include … Continue reading



Jonathan Kemp “absolutely loved this queer take on Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” : his review of WIFE at London’s Kiln Theatre

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  Wife  By Samuel Adamson  ☆☆☆☆ KILN THEATRE, Kilburn The Norwegian Feminist theorist Toril Moi once commented that the slam of the door at the end of Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” (1879) resounded throughout the twentieth century. Samuel Adamson’s new play explores the repercussion of that slammed door well into the twenty first century in … Continue reading



Queerguru’s Jonathan Kemp reviews The Luncheon part of the Queer Season at London’s Tristan Bates Theatre

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  The Luncheon ☆☆☆ By Kace Monney and Luis Amalia Curated by Otherland Theatre Tristan Bates Theatre “Do not come looking for answers”, the blurb warns. The performances are engaging and flawless, the two actors engaging with each other with vitality and energy and a great familiarity. It’s unclear how scripted this is, as there’s … Continue reading



Jonathan Kemp’s ☆☆☆☆ review of an arresting production of Oscar Wilde’s once banned Salome

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SALOME ☆☆☆☆ Lazarus Theatre Company Greenwich Theatre, London From the opening scene of the prophet, Jokanaan, walking through a sandstorm to the final image of a semi-naked Salomé straddling Jokanaan while slick with his blood, this is an arresting production of Wilde’s notorious banned play. The bold move to cast a boy to play the … Continue reading



Jonathan Kemp ☆☆☆☆☆ review of JOCK NIGHT : Adam Zane’s drama with emotional depth and savage wit.

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  JOCK NIGHT ☆☆☆☆☆ Hope Theatre Company King’s Head, Islington, London Adam Zane’s background is in verbatim theatre, and that commitment to verisimilitude is on clear display in his first full-length non-verbatim play, JOCK NIGHT. In the programme notes he details the months of researching chemsex, interviewing men whose lives have been affected by it. … Continue reading



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