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Queerguru’s Jonny Ward cries his way through the UK Premiere of FALSETTOS

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FALSETTOS ☆☆☆☆ THE OTHER PALACE THEATRE, LONDON This revival of the two-time Tony Award winning Falsettos is a truly funny but poignant examination of the dynamics of an alternative family revolving around the life of a Jewish gay man Marvin (Daniel Boys), his wife (Laura Pitt-Pulford), his lover (Oliver Savile), his soon to be bar … Continue reading



Jonathan Kemp “absolutely loved this queer take on Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” : his review of WIFE at London’s Kiln Theatre

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  Wife  By Samuel Adamson  ☆☆☆☆ KILN THEATRE, Kilburn The Norwegian Feminist theorist Toril Moi once commented that the slam of the door at the end of Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” (1879) resounded throughout the twentieth century. Samuel Adamson’s new play explores the repercussion of that slammed door well into the twenty first century in … Continue reading



Jonny Ward’s ☆☆☆☆☆ review of the electrifying performance of non-binary transgender actor Jenet Le Lacheur as HAMLET

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  Hamlet  ☆☆☆☆☆ Iris Theatre Director Daniel Winder does death wonderfully: whether it is Gertrude’s poisoning which is visceral and gruesome, or Polonius’s violent and prolonged demise at the sharp end of Hamlets dagger. Welcome to Hamlet – Game of Thrones style! Iris Theatre is a summertime institution. For the last ten years it has … Continue reading



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



QUEERGURU’S Jonny Ward’s ☆☆☆☆☆ review of THE INHERITANCE ‘a towering experience’

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THE INHERITANCE  ☆☆☆☆☆ NOEL COWARD THEATRE, LONDON OCTOBER 2018                                                         The Inheritance is a vast piece of work; two plays covering several decades; seven hours total playing time and … Continue reading



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