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Before I Was A Bear : an engaging and funny story about growing up

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  Before I Was A Bear ☆☆☆ By Eleanor Tindall The Bunker Theatre, London Nestled unobtrusively next to Menier Chocolate Factory, its more showy neighbour, is the Bunker Theatre. This former underground carpark is a welcome addition to London’s Off West End with a committed team and an eye for fresh new writing. Eleanor Tindall’s … Continue reading



Jonathan Kemp and Queer Words

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  Jonathan Kemp, one of Queerguru’s Contributing Editors in London is also an award winning author .  His debut novel London Triptych (Myriad, 2010) was acclaimed by The Guardian as an “ambitious, fast-moving, and sharply written work” and by Time Out as “a thoroughly absorbing and pacy read.” It was shortlisted for the inaugural Green Carnation Prize and won the Authors’ … Continue reading



Queerguru’s JONATHAN KEMP reviews Sean Matthias’s “unmissable play” A PRAYER FOR WINGS

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  A Prayer For Wings  ☆☆☆☆ Written & Directed by Sean Mathias Kings Head Theatre, London Originally written as a commission for “a young actress who wanted a humdinger of a role”, according to Mathias’ programme note, A Prayer For Wings has been revived 35 years later, and retaining a freshness and relevance with its … Continue reading



Gentlemen Prefer Blondes ; and so does Queerguru’s Jonathan Kemp

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  Gentlemen Prefer Blondes ☆☆☆☆ Union Theatre, London Directed by Sasha Regan Anita Loos’ 1925 novel (famously championed by James Joyce) was first turned into a stage musical in 1949, and must have seemed dated even then, much of the original novel’s caustic indictment of the Jazz Age already softened or lost on its postwar … Continue reading



Queerguru’s Jonathan Kemp reviews LaJohn Joseph’s compelling performance in A GENEROUS LOVER

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  A Generous Lover ☆☆☆☆☆ LaJohn Joseph  Camden People’s Theatre, London IMHO, LaJohn Joseph is one of the most compelling performers around so I suggest you hot foot it down to the Camden People’s Theatre to catch this all-too-short rerun of their solo show, “A Generous Lover”, that wowed audiences and critics at Edinburgh Fringe … Continue reading



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