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Queerguru’s JONNY WARD ☆☆☆☆ review of the revival of Philip Osment’s classic gay play THIS ISLAND’S MINE

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This Island’s Mine ☆☆☆☆ Kings Head Theatre, London The year is 1988; Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher reigns supreme; Section 28 has been brought in (which decrees local authorities shall not intentionally promote homosexuality) and HIV/AIDS hysteria begins to take hold. Against this backdrop, seventeen-year-old Luke (nicely played with all the fresh faced fizz of youth … Continue reading



Jonny Ward reviews QUEERTERIA : ‘a spectacular hot mess’

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Queereteria ☆ Above the Stag Theatre Queereteria is a spectacular hot mess. It is set in a post-apocalyptic world where the only TV station is run by and stars Lady Domina Bizarre (played with professional pizazz by Matthew Baldwin). She is holding Torsten – a former star and singer (played by Andy Bell of Erasure … Continue reading



Jonny Ward reviews the European premiere of CRY HAVOC at London’s Park Theatre

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  Cry Havoc ☆☆☆☆ Park Theatre Is there a right way to care? Can you love in the wrong way? Cry Havoc looks at these questions and more as the play opens to reveal a shabby but cultured room in Cairo, with books lining the floors and intricately carved wooden panels casting shadows on the … Continue reading



Goodbye Norma Jeane : the story of the man who made Marilyn Monroe

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  Goodbye Norma Jeane ☆☆☆☆☆ Above the Stag Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson) died of an overdose on 5th August 1962 in Los Angeles at the age of 36 and this astonishing production is set during that torrid summer’s day. Jack Cole (played by Tim English) wakes up to this news on his sofa … Continue reading



Jonny Ward falls in love with the optimism in UNDETECTABLE “an extraordinary new play” by Tom Wright

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  UNDETECTABLE ☆☆☆☆☆ KINGS HEAD THEATRE It is extraordinary to think that perhaps within the living memory of some fellow theatregoers, that the Lord Chamberlain would have censored the very concept of Undetectable, let alone the practical reality of it on stage. A Taste of Honey (Royal Court Theatre 1958) apparently caused a furore amongst … Continue reading



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