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 [….]

Meet Jo Eaton-Kent, star of Mark Gatiss’ new adaptation of A Christmas Carol

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“We have a lot of queer people making their own work and employing other queer people to be a part of it and it becomes a melting pot of joy” BY KEAH LILY, IMAGE BY MICHAEL WHARLEY Following a successful premier in Nottingham, Mark Gatiss’ adaptation of A Christmas Carol takes on London at Alexandra [….]

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Meet Ariana DeBose of the Steven Spielberg adaptation of West Side Story, out on Friday 10 December!

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Ariana plays Anita in Steven Spielberg’s revival of a much-loved classic 🍿 BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY WALT DISNEY STUDIOS Portraying Anita in Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of West Side Story, Ariana DeBose is a shining star in the musical theatre world. Nominated for a Tony Award in 2018 for her performance as Disco Donna in [….]

REVIEW: curious – Jasmine Lee-Jones

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curious is truly an excellent piece of theatre 🎭 BY LOWIE TREVENA, IMAGES BY HELEN MAYBANKS Jasmine Lee-Jones’ latest show is theatre made for 2021. curious, the follow up to her 2019 play the seven methods of killing kylie jenner, explores Blackness, queerness, elitism, and femininity and the very real consequences of erasure and alienation. [….]

Iris Prize unveils nominees for the Best British Short Prize

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Can’t make this year’s festival? Continued sponsorship from Film4 means that all of the shortlisted projects will be available to view on All 4 BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY IRIS PRIZE Supported by The Michael Bishop Foundation, The Iris Prize is the largest LGBTQIA+ short film prize in the world. A six-day celebration of film, [….]

Overflow is a call for society to help marginalised groups rather than just being passive bystanders

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Travis Alabanza’s second show is nothing short of a masterpiece, writes Lowie Trevena BY LOWIE TREVENA, IMAGES BY HELEN MURRAY In the UK, two thirds of trans people are afraid to use public bathrooms, but it’s often the cisgender voice put at the heart of the conversation, rather than the experiences of trans people. Overflow, [….]

Why we need the No Outsiders Family Festival now more than ever

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Dr Hannah Phillips, queer artist, activist, educator and parent, explains why she is producing the first LGBTQI+ family arts festival BY DR HANNAH PHILLIPS, IMAGE SHOWS HANNAH, HER PARTNER TAMMY GOODING AND THEIR CHILDREN NOAH AND LEVI In a Conservative climate reminiscent of the 1980s, homophobic, biphobic and transphobic hate crimes have rapidly increased and [….]