FRINGE REVIEW: Dalloway

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“An ordinary day underpinned by hidden woes, troubles and desires” BY EMILY SHEWELL, IMAGES ELTON TOWNEND JONES Elton Townend Jones’ stage adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s classic novel Mrs Dalloway perfectly encapsulates life in the interwar period: the parties, the dreams and the surfacing anxieties in the aftermath of the Great War.  It’s June 1923. The [….]

The lesbians from next door: Celebrating community and friendship in Falsettos

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Emily Garside looks ahead to the London premiere of this important musical and asks why lesbians have been left out of Aids narratives in popular culture BY EMILY GARSIDE William Finn premiered his one-act musical Trousers off-Broadway in 1979. Two years later, collaborating with James Lapine, Finn created two additional one-acts, March of the Falsettos [….]

FRINGE REVIEW: Here Comes The Tide, There Goes The Girl

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A “clever and darkly funny” reimagining of Hamlet  BY LEXI CLARE The audience enters to an atmosphere that is relaxed and energised; the cast swig from cans and good-naturedly banter with each other, batting a shuttlecock back and forth across a grass turf (and occasionally into the lighting rig). A rainbow-coloured paddling pool takes centre [….]

Toya Delazy: “Not feeling hidden is the most beautiful thing ever”

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This Zulu pop star princess is doing things her own way INTERVIEW BY ROXY BOURDILLON, IMAGE BY AUGUSTIN In our jam-packed September issue, inspirational cover star Toya Delazy shares her incredible journey from closeted Catholic school girl to international pop star. Here’s a sneak preview of what she had to say. Toya on… Growing up [….]

Shura: “Religion has done a lot to fuck up attitudes towards sex”

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The singer-songwriter on desire, faith and falling in love in New York city INTERVIEW BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE, PHOTO BY HOLLIE FERNANDO If Hayley Kiyoko is #LesbianJesus, then Shura is #LesbianPope. On the set of our September cover shoot, the super cool singer opened up about everything from religion to romance. Here’s a taster.  Shura on… [….]

The Arches: East London’s newest queer friendly day-to-night venue

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If you’re looking for a place to work hard and play hard, then look no further… BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS The Arches is a brand new bar based in Bethnal Green, London. It’s tucked away under six Victorian railway arches which means there’s loads of space to accommodate the electric atmosphere and crazy cool interior.  The [….]

Six queer films you may have missed on Netflix

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There’s some hidden gems you’ve probably scrolled past… BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS While you’ve been bingeing Orange Is the New Black, you might have forgotten that Netflix have a pretty queer selection of films to offer too.  We’re sure you know about the classics, but there’s more to Netflix than just Blue Is the Warmest Colour [….]