FRINGE REVIEW: Rouge

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“Totally shameless and indulgent, I defy anyone not to gasp in shock and awe in equal measure” BY JENNIFER KENNEDY Bright circus tents in the middle of the Meadows drew us in early to experience the atmosphere (and enjoy the bar) before the show.  Getting pleasantly tipsy before this adult-themed show was, however, “kyboshed” when [….]

REVIEW: The Bareback Kings at Camden Fringe

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The drag king comedy group serves up a royally entertaining night that’s as smart as it is funny, says Kat Halstead BY KAT HALSTEAD The UK drag scene is thriving and diversifying, and to prove it, the Bareback Kings are slowly manspreading their way to the top with their first ever hour-long show. Cue the [….]

FRINGE REVIEW: Mandy Muden: Is Not The Invisible Woman

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Mandy Muden combines comedy and magic in this family friendly four-star show BY JENNIFER KENNEDY  I’m outside Teviot Row House – the Fringe venue for Mandy Muden – who combines comedy and magic in her solo show. It is also the oldest purpose built student union, and my favourite haunt 30 years ago when I [….]

Primadonna festival: A weekend where women come first

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The end of August sees a new festival join the circuit, one all about celebrating difference, welcoming in outsiders, and lifting up non-conformists BY DIVA STAFF Primadonna festival takes place from 30 August – 1 September in Pettaugh, Suffolk. It bills itself as more than just a festival, but an opportunity to step outside the [….]

OPINION: Yes, I’m bisexual. No, I will not have a threesome with you

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“They seem to assume that we have a WhatsApp group of other bisexual women who are thirsty for some action. We don’t” BY ABIGOLIAH SCHAMAUN I’ve been with my boyfriend for close to five years now. And being out of the dating scene has some advantages, as we all know. I don’t have to wade [….]

Susie McCabe: “Comedy is changing”

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The Scottish comedian talks to DIVA about sexism in stand up and the importance of being vocal as a working class lesbian BY HEATHER PRICE When I speak with award-winning stand up comedian Susie McCabe, she was is ever so slightly hungover, having picked up two major gongs at the Scottish Comedy Awards 2019 the [….]