The simmering rage in a marriage has been the source of endless amounts of great theatre. Witty, sideways barbs that cut in ways only a lover would know, deflections and parries from an opponent who can predict your every move. Simon Woods’ debut play Hansard (named after the published record of parliamentary debates), has all... Continue Reading →
‘YES! Fleabag back on the stage, gotta get tickets!’ Posts like this filled my social media feeds earlier this year. Wonderful! I thought, now I can see Fleabag in its original form before I binge two seasons. Yes, I’m one of the few people who hasn’t seen the TV show yet. I can hear the... Continue Reading →
Harry Clayton-Wright has made a magnificent hour of theatrical storytelling that his mum should DEFINITELY never see. From graphic self-porn to personal revelations, Sex Education is a laugh out loud show with some thoughtful audience participation and a stunning climax.
Mark Starling's new gay footballer themed play Target Man closes the King's Head Theatre's Queer Season in London later this month. Ahead of the production's limited six performance run, The Queer Review's James Kleinmann spoke with one of the play's lead actors Mateo Oxley about his role as England goalie Joel. Oxley also talks understudying... Continue Reading →
Based on the lived experience of the play’s actors, who all came to the UK between 2013 and 2015 as unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, Pizza Shop Heroes is a story about male and cultural identity, as well as the roots and routes of migration.
It was a sweltering 38+ degrees celsius (100+ fahrenheit) outside so I grabbed a last minute ticket to the Soho Theatre on the promise of air-conditioning and showtunes. Turns out the air-con was either not working, or was so weak it made no difference. So I wasn’t exactly excited to sit through an hour and... Continue Reading →
Comic stripper Woody Shticks brings his unique blend of stand-up storytelling, hip-hop heroics, and emotional nudity to the King's Head Theatre London this week with his Schlong Song, following sold-out runs in the US and a headlining slot at the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival. Ahead of Woody's London dates The Queer's Review's James Kleinmann... Continue Reading →
Peter Shaffer’s Equus is as dark and complex as ever in this London revival, throwing god, sex, psychology and horses into a heady mix. I promise, I won’t make any “horse-hung” jokes. Throwing religious repression and sex together has always been an intoxicating mix, from classic plays like Spring Awakening to the early hits of... 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 →