FRINGE REVIEW: Monica: This Show Is Not About Monica Lewinsky

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“A play exploring how men are treated differently from women – particularly with regard to sex, secrecy and shame” BY JENNIFER KENNEDY Apparently this show is not about Monica Lewinsky. Except – it is.  It is totally a show about Monica Lewinsky. Perhaps there’s a Monica in us all, facing trauma from the past that impacts on [….]

Join the tribe: The LGBT Mummies

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“We set up The LGBT Mummies Tribe to educate, share and celebrate women and their families” BY THE LGBT MUMMIES TRIBE, ILLUSTRATION BY SKETCHMYTRIBE I’m Laura-Rose, a 33-year-old, married lesbian mother of two. My wife and I have been together for 12 years, married for eight.  We had IUI treatment through the The Centre For Reproductive [….]

Introducing: Singer-songwriter K Flay

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“I consider sensitivity to be one of my greatest strengths” BY RACHEL BADHAM When the genre-defying album Life As A Dog was released independently in 2014, Kristine Meredith Flaherty, aka K Flay, had no idea that five years later, she would’ve been nominated for two Grammys, signed to a division of Interscope records and ready [….]

Inversions: In conversation with Belinda O’Hooley

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“It feels like fresh air, it feels like I can fly and be myself” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. PHOTO BELINDA O’HOOLEY Pianist, composer and singer-songwriter Belinda O’Hooley – aka, one half of Yorkshire gentlewoman folk duo, O’Hooley & Tidow – is about to release her latest solo album, Inversions. But how did the album come to be? [….]

FRINGE REVIEW: Gusset Grippers

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“Changing the world – one fanny at a time” BY JENNIFER KENNEDY Incontinence and challenges with sexual function don’t instantly strike you as a recipe for comedy. However, the packed audience for this show would certainly disagree, laughing and nodding wryly, watching physiotherapist and recovered incontinent Elaine Miller perform her solo show. A third of women in [….]

FRINGE REVIEW: I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical

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“Witty lyrics and outstanding performances – it’s not possible to be bored by this show” BY JENNIFER KENNEDY After a day of depressing office politics while on the nine-to-five hamster wheel, I’m most certainly in agreement with the sentiment of this show… A song and a dance would have made the two hour finance meeting I’d [….]

FRINGE REVIEW: The Struggling Life Of An Artist

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“An interesting and very watchable exploration of the entertainment industry” BY JENNIFER KENNEDY Having spent the last couple of weeks enjoying the amazing variety and hugely diverse talent within the Fringe, mainstream television and radio seems so bland in comparison. Pop stars, actors and shows all seem cloned – as if they have all adhered [….]