Mike Bartlett’s Cock, last seen in London in 2011, is not just a source of endless childish sniggers in the West End—though we are grateful for that—it is an innovative revisiting of an important queer play, directed by Marianne Elliott. Barlett was inspired by cock fighting in Mexico, mashed up with questions about sexuality and... Continue Reading →
Paul Bettany is back on stage, after an absence of nearly 20 years, as queer icon Andy Warhol in Andrew McCarten’s vibrant new play The Collaboration at London’s Young Vic Theatre. Joined by Hollywood and Pose star Jeremy Pope as artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, this is a star-studded hit of theatre that is more than likely... Continue Reading →
Jujubee is standing by the stage door, taking photographs with fans and laughing. “It’s so stupid. It’s SO STUPID, but it’s FUN stupid!” She says, succinctly summing up Death Drop. Reader, this show is so dumb, it’s genius! Category is “Drag-atha Christie”. Take the classic British murder-in-a-manor-house plot, fill the cast with drag kings and... Continue Reading →
The tale of a middle-aged white gay New Yorker having romantic issues might not be the story the world is desperately crying out for at the moment, but Steve—now playing at the newly renamed Seven Dials Playhouse in London—is brisk, bright, and funny. There’s a sense of new beginnings about this production bringing Mark Gerrard’s... Continue Reading →
Complex, challenging and more than a little surprising, Trade plunges the audience into the murky and perilous world of the European sex-trafficking industry. Unflinching, unapologetic and at times deeply uncomfortable, Trade is a well performed and thoughtfully directed piece that never shies away from the difficult questions.
It’s been a strange year, we all know it. Some of us found out we were brilliant bread bakers, others discovered they had a fitness fanatic within them, and some just hid under the covers and waited for the world to stop being a really scary place. Jack Holden however decided to sit down and... Continue Reading →
An epic tale of love and loss on a Greek Island? No, this isn’t a Mamma Mia spin-off, this is Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, and while it contains fewer disco hits and sequins, this World War II romance doesn’t skimp on imagination and stagecraft. Melly Still is a director of almost seemingly endless imagination. This is... Continue Reading →