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Queerguru’s Jonny Ward reviews Two Fest 2020 a series of two-handed plays

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  Two Fest 2020 (programme B) ☆☆☆ The Space, London It’s a novel idea: take a selection of the best in up and coming playwrights; set the brief that it should be short two-handed plays only; then create a festival of spikey, fun and thoughtful new writing across three densely packed programmes; Voila! Two Fest! … Continue reading



Jonny Ward is in raptures about Frances Barber’s star turn in the Pet Shop Boys MUSIK

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Musik ☆☆☆☆ Leicester Square Theatre Frances Barber is a legend of stage and screen. You might know her as a feisty lawyer in BBC TV’s Silk or caught her as Goneril opposite McKellen in King Lear. Here she plays a startlingly different role in this hilarious tale of a faded rock stars life. It is … Continue reading



Queerguru’s Jonathan Kemp reviews the World Premiere of Time and Tide

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Time and Tide ☆☆ The Park Theatre London You might think a play set in a sleepy backwater British coastal town would be dull as ditch water, and you’d be dead right. With sledge-hammer subtlety and zero evidence of subtext, this play is set entirely in May’s Caff, which never seems to have any customers. … Continue reading



Queerguru’s Jonathan Kemp reviews Vicky Moran’s play about LGBTQ homelesness

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  No Sweat ☆☆☆☆ Pleasance Theatre, London With homelessness on the rise in the UK, and 24% of young homeless people identifying as LGBTQ+, Vicky Moran’s important new play is very timely, and very good. Using verbatim interview clips and based on real stories from the playwright’s interviews with homeless queer youth, it uncovers the … Continue reading



Passion on the Night Tube: The Story of a Fabulous Homeless Man on the Jubilee Line

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  Passion on the Night Tube ☆☆☆ ☆ The Vaults Festival, London The LGBTQ community can be vile and racist. It is a microcosm of the wider society and all its prejudices and ignorance so this should not be surprising. Why it hurts disproportionately is because it is supposed to be a place of refuge … Continue reading



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