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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



Queerguru’s Jonny Ward reviews the new London Production of AFTERGLOW

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  Afterglow ☆☆☆ Southwark Playhouse As press nights go, the one for Afterglow at The Southwark Playhouse was absolutely hyper. There was a palpable and undeniable buzz in the air, the bar was frenzied and the in-house photographer was manic at the step and repeat board. Graham Norton wafted by as we squeezed into the … Continue reading



Nigel Slater’s Toast : A Play about Growing up (Gay) with Food

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  NIgel Slater’s Toast  ☆☆☆☆ The Other Palace, London Nigel is a nine year old boy growing up with his adoring mother and rather emotionally cold stepfather in Wolverhampton. Their mutual love of cooking is the highlight of every Friday afternoon for Nigel (played convincingly by Giles Cooper) and his mother (Lizzie Muncey bringing warmth … Continue reading



Jonny Ward’s ☆☆☆☆☆ review of the revival of Philip Ridley’s masterpiece VINCENT RIVER

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  VINCENT RIVER  ☆☆☆☆☆ TRAFALGAR STUDIOS, LONDON This is a must-see, muscular revival of a play first performed at the Hampstead Theatre back in 2000. Philip Ridley’s masterpiece has lost none of its explosive power with this production which is directed by Robert Chevara with great clarity and an unbroken line of tension from curtain … 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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