THE MINISTRY OF LESBIAN AFFAIRS: Creating a lesbian Mecca at the Soho Theatre

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Iman Qureshi’s engaging and powerful play breaks new ground with its intersectional lesbian narrative BY TRUDY HOWSON LGBT POET LAUREATE Whats not to like about the Soho Theatre? Its hip, it’s friendly and its surrounded by all the bars, cafes, clubs and restaurants that we love to hang out in. There’s a tangible feeling of excitement [….]

THEATRE: Hearty depicts an international trans history and encourages audiences to make positive change

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“The production feels more relevant now than ever” BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY STEVE TANNER Emma Frankland is a live performance and theatre artist who critics often describe as revolutionary. For the past decade, her practise has focused on politically charged performances around the issues of gender and identity, drawing on her own experiences as [….]

THEATRE: Ladyfriends is the story of a sapphic suffragette power couple

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Are you ready for this “anti lesbian period drama”? BY CAIT FINDLAY, IMAGE BY CLODAGH CHAPMAN “Can lesbians coexist with WiFi?” is one of the central questions demanding to be asked about much of queer popular culture. No one is complaining about watching Suranne Jones striding around Yorkshire in her top hat in Gentleman Jack, [….]

REVIEW: The Handmaid’s Tale @ENO

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This theatrical reworking of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel is dazzling, entertaining and disturbing BY TRUDY HOWSON LGBT POET LAUREATE First, it’s the building. Totally classy and gorgeous… you immediately feel you’re on a special night out. Next. It’s the audience, buzzing and friendly. Then it’s the opera … and what an opera it is. It [….]

Rosie Jones and Suzi Ruffell are taking part in the Comedy Benefits for Ukraine Conflict

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Tickets are available now! BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS Taking over the Eventim Apollo on 28 and 30 March, Rosie Jones and Suzi Ruffell amongst many other esteemed comedians are raising money for Ukraine through a comedy benefit. Organised by Off The Kerb productions, Dara O Briain, Jack Lee, Jo Brand, [….]

Clare Summerskill returns for UK tour in May with I’VE BEEN CLARE SUMMERSKILL

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What are you waiting for? Grab your tickets now! BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGES VIA @CLARESUMMERSKILL ON INSTAGRAM Performing her one-woman comedy stage shows for over two decades, Clare Summerskill is returning for a UK tour this spring. Yay! Appearing as a guest on Richard and Judy, featuring on The Royal Variety Show and forming part [….]

Drag performer Lilly Snatchdragon talks The Grotteaux, problematic south-east Asian stereotypes and her engagement

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“I developed Lilly as a western stereotype of south-east Asian women” BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY CAPTURED BY CORINNE Co-founder of pan-Asian drag collective The Bitten Peach and talent showcase LADS, Lilly Snatchdragon is taking the drag world by storm. Exploring her south-east Asian heritage through comedic tropes, Lilly is pointing out both systemic racism [….]