Opinion: “Trans and non-binary representation is exceedingly vital”

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Playwright Nelly Kelly reflects on 10 years of the groundbreaking piece of theatre, and an extraordinary twist of fate BY NELLY KELLY I can still remember the day I read The Gospel According To Jesus, Queen Of Heaven. I was sitting on the floor propped against the single bed in my mum’s box room, having [….]

The hidden lesbian love story in Pride And Prejudice

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Playwright Isobel McArthur on her adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride And Prejudice and the lesbian love story in this beloved novel BY CARRIE LYELL AND FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK When Isobel McArthur first graduated from drama school, the choice of roles she could audition for was limited. Consequently, she began to write her own relatable, [….]

FRINGE REVIEW: Pits

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Hit the toon with McKenzie and her family – but be prepared for what comes next  BY CARRIE LYELL Billed as “the best Geordie night out you can have (in Edinburgh)”, this outrageous new dramedy written by up and coming north-easterner Louise Barron is full of laughs – and surprises.  Step into the living room [….]

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 [….]

Sue Perkins-inspired In PurSUEt comes to Ed Fringe

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“Think Fleabag meets Miranda – with some fierce, heartfelt honesty thrown in for good measure” BY YAIZA CANOPOLI Female-led, queer – and creative as hell – theatre company Bush Productions takes their newest show, the gloriously Sue Perkins-inspired, In PurSUEt to Edinburgh Festival Fringe. DIVA spoke to Bush Productions founder Eleanor Higgins to find out [….]

HOTTER: Not a show about vaginas

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Celebrate the “very broad church of womxnhood” with Mary Higgins and Ell Potter, creators of a show definitely not about vaginas IMAGE HOLLY REVELL Hello, we’re Mary and Ell. We’re best friends, ex-girlfriends, and the creators of HOTTER, our sweaty two-woman show now approaching its third birthday. We’ve talked and written so much about HOTTER [….]