FRINGE REVIEW: The Struggling Life Of An Artist

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“An interesting and very watchable exploration of the entertainment industry” BY JENNIFER KENNEDY Having spent the last couple of weeks enjoying the amazing variety and hugely diverse talent within the Fringe, mainstream television and radio seems so bland in comparison. Pop stars, actors and shows all seem cloned – as if they have all adhered [….]

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: Traumgirl

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“Put your own narrative on sex work to the side and listen with an open mind” BY JENNIFER KENNEDY. IMAGE PATRICK MATTRAUX Sex work. Whatever your views, you would have to agree that it is one of the most resilient industries in history.   Edinburgh has certainly played an active part in flourishing the trade, so [….]

REVIEW: k.d. lang at Hammersmith Apollo

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“As long as k.d. keeps parading her talents for the world to see, we butches have a role model” BY LINDA RILEY Since k.d. lang first burst on to the international scene after performing at the winter Olympics closing ceremony in 1988, the Canadian singer-songwriter has held a special place in the hearts of lez/bi [….]

REVIEW: Mama’s Boy, Dustin Lance Black ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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“Reading Dustin Lance Black’s book Mama’s Boy, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of kinship and camaraderie which, frankly, I hadn’t expected” BY LINDA RILEY. IMAGE INSTAGRAM Filmmaker Dustin Lance Black’s book is tribute to his mother – and anyone who has lost a parent cannot fail to share and remember their grief. Black’s description [….]

REVIEW: Crack-Up Comedy Cabaret

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“An extravaganza of laughter held at London queer sanctuary, The Glory” BY AMELIA ROBSON Crack-Up Comedy Cabaret is just what we needed to kick off #PrideMonth – and the middle of Gemini season (God help us all). To sweeten the deal, the night was held in aid of Core Arts, a mental health charity. What’s [….]

REVIEW: Rotterdam

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“A gloriously and unapologetically queer production” BY LUCY KNIGHT. IMAGE HELEN MAYBANKS. “You want to become a man?” “No Alice, I just want to stop trying to be a woman.” Such a poignant portrayal of gender dysphoria is a rarity on stage. It is easy to tell why the original 2015 production of Rotterdam attracted [….]