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Love Song to Lavender Menace – The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

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Writer: James Ley Director: Ros Philips Reviewer: Emily Hall Edinburgh needs Love Song to Lavender Menace. Not only a stunningly beautiful play, but an essential portrait of LGBTQ+ life in the capital in the 1980s. This Royal Lyceum run is an indispensable cultural event for a city with a vivacious queer community, an internationally renowned theatre scene and too many ...

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10 Minutes with… Prom Kween writer Rebecca Humphries

In 2016, for the first time in American history, a boy won the coveted crown of Prom Queen at his high school in New York City. Now, Matthew Crisson, who identifies as “non-binary” (meaning neither male nor female), has become the subject of a new play written by musical comedy duo Rebecca Humphries and Joanna Cichonska. PAUL COUCH caught up ...

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Safe – London Theatre Workshop, London

Writer: Alexis Gregory Director: Robert Chevara Reviewer: Daniel Perks Four individuals take to the stage, young men and women that have had more than their fair share of life’s hardships already. These are LGBT individuals that comprise 25% of the homeless and at risk youth currently in the UK. All from broken homes, all fighting for their lives, each one ...

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INTERVIEW: Nina Hajiyianni living Happily Ever After

From decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK in 1967, through queer-bashing in the 1970s, the enactment of Section 28 in the 1980s, to the sanction of same-sex marriage in 2014, the portrayal of LGBTQ people has had a turbulent history. Paul Couch spoke to Action Transport Theatre's Artistic Director, Nina Hajiyianni, about her new show for primary school-age children in ...

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The Gospel According To Jesus, Queen Of Heaven – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Jo Clifford Director: Susan Worsfold Reviewer: David Doyle The Gospel According To Jesus, Queen Of Heaven, written and performed by Jo Clifford, is a queer reimagining of Jesus Christ and his story and legacy. Taking the form of a sort of church service, the piece comprises of sermons, retellings of parables, as well as some communal rituals. It’s a ...

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Puffball – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Director: Mark Storor Music: Jules Maxwell Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby Puffball opens with a bizarre stage picture. One man lies face down with flour dropping down steadily on to him from above. A woman stands in a child’s bath and empties a metal box of water over herself. A man cocooned in a plastic womb hung from a trapeze goes ...

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