A spellbinding tour de force: DIVA reviews new West End show CRUISE

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Jackdaw Media’s creative director Jacquie Lawrence on a new West End show by Jack Holden BY JACQUIE LAWRENCE As soon as you see the lone figure of composer and performer John Elliott, playing ambient club music that heralds the appearance of writer and performer, Jack Holden, you know that CRUISE is more than a ‘one [….]

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 [….]