And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens : a short slice of genius playwriting from a queer master at work

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And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens ☆☆☆☆☆ Mr Delaney (superbly played by Luke Mullins; delicate but tense like an over wound watch) is a successful interior decorator and landlord, who transforms into Candy when he has gentlemen company in the stifling deep south of New Orleans. Tonight he has brought home Karl, … Continue reading



Terrence MacNally’s Love Valor & Compassion: a stunning emotionally charged production

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  Provincetown’s rightful claim to being so instrumental in the birth of the American Theater seems even more secure now that David Drake has taken on the role of standard bearer.  Since he stepped into role as the Artistic Director of The Provincetown Theater earlier this year he has started to fill the place with … Continue reading



Alan Flanagan’s extraordinary way with words in BINGO

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Bingo  ☆☆☆ The Pleasance Theatre Cormac, a lovable Irishman at large in London (played with charm and nicely paced energy by Alan Flanagan) has been a very busy boy. He goes for a check up and finds out he has the full house of infections – HIV/Syphilis/Gonorrhea/Hepatitis C. to which the nurse mutters under her … Continue reading



Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe : this fairyland is the stuff that dreams are made of

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Iolanthe ☆☆☆☆☆ Richmond Theatre                                                                     This well-loved comic opera by Gilbert & Sullivan has been re-invented in Sasha Regan’s all-male production into a glorious … Continue reading



Le Gateau Chocolat is electric in Effigies of Wickedness (Songs Banned by the Nazis)

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  Effigies of Wickedness (Songs Banned by the Nazis) at the Gate Theatre  ☆☆☆☆ Once the Nazi regime took power in 1933, it required a registry of all German musicians and as a result, hundreds of talented composers had their work deliberately suppressed and careers ended simply because their race or style of music offended … Continue reading



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