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Oscar Wilde’s THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY gets a star studded production

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I was always taught, and always teach, that drama occurs in the present tense – that theatre’s most valuable asset as a mode of storytelling lay in its presentation of the here and now, a story unfolding before you. This production/adaptation of Wilde’s classic novel makes the bold decision to deliver a retrospective narration: Dorian … Continue reading



Jonathan Kemp raves about Jeremy Atherton Lin’s ‘pitch-perfect” GAY BAR

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    “Does gay still have a place?” asks the back cover blurb, and whilst Atherton-Lin’s riveting and joyous book may not provide anything approaching a definitive answer, it’ll make you want to find a place, even make you nostalgic for a place whether real or imagined. Appearing at the tail-end of a year-long lockdown, … Continue reading



Diary of a Film : Niven Govinden reviewed by Jonathan Kemp

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At the heart of Niven Govinden’s short novel is the romantic off-screen love affair between two actors, the leading men in the narrator’s latest film. The narrator, known only as Maestro, originally from some East European country and now in his mid-fifties, is a successful film director attending a film festival in Italy for the … Continue reading



Alone : Thomas Moore reviewed by Jonathan Kemp

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  “The door closes. He’s gone. I’m alone.” Moore’s narrator feels he’s hard-wired for abandonment, allergic to reciprocated love, only happy when he’s being rejected. Loneliness is the one constant in his life, the one companion that never leaves. “Loneliness can be the greatest gift”, he says. The fragmented nature of the text mirrors the … Continue reading



The Coast is Queer : Queer literary Festival Feb 2021

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    At one point during the session Queers in the Library, there was a brief discussion of the concept of space itself, that the library can be as much a virtual zone as a material one, a space both physical and theoretical. It seemed to me to sum up the whole of the festival … Continue reading



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