Theatre Review: Circle Jerk ★★★★

Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley's frequently hilarious high camp queer absurdist dark comedy Circle Jerk is very 2020. It's confronting, chaotic, unrelenting, far-fetched, deranged, and overstimulating. The theatrical equivalent of spending 100 minutes or so multi-screen doom scrolling yourself down a wormhole of alt right conspiracy theory threads punctuated with viral TikTok lip sync videos... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Composer Paul Englishby on his music for The Inheritance “my feeling was that the music should gently put it’s arm around the audience”

With Matthew Lopez's multi-Olivier winning The Inheritance now in its final weeks on Broadway The Queer Review's editor James Kleinmann spoke exclusively with composer Paul Englishby about creating the play's achingly beautiful music. Scoring for theatre, film, television, dance and opera, Englishby is perhaps best known for his BAFTA-nominated work on BBC's Luther starring Idris Elba. His jazz inflected... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Harry Clayton-Wright on his Sex Education (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019)

Ahead of next month's Edinburgh Fringe Festival run of his award-winning debut solo show Sex Education, The Queer Review's James Kleinmann caught up with performance artist, theatre maker, entertainer and all-round beautiful human Harry Clayton-Wright to talk Blackpool, sex, cucumber sandwiches and winning over the audience at Skegness Butlins. Harry Clayton-Wright. Photo credit Jeff Anderson... Continue Reading →

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