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Spitting Image – The King’s Head, London

Writer: Colin Spencer Director: Gareth Corke Reviewer: Scott Matthewman First staged in 1968, Colin Spencer’s play Spitting Image came a year after the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales was notable for its depiction of a same-sex pairing living together as a couple, still a rarity in a theatre world where gay people tended to be depicted onstage as ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with…Haydn Whiteside fromF*cking Men

With over 3000 shows at the world's biggest arts festival, here at The ReviewsHub,we want to make the job of choosing your Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows that little bit easier. So here’s Haydn Whiteside fromF*cking Men answering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions. In one sentence tell us about your show. F*cking Menis acharming, explicit and explorative tale about ten ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Al Porter

Al Porter

Venue: Comedy Arena Reviewer: Andy Moseley Perhaps the nearby stall selling Emu's and Cuddles - two 70s TV soft toy puppets - knows something we don't. Anyone watching Al Porter's stand-up in the comedy tent will definitely feel like they have taken a step back in time. If you think of a mash-up of Alan Carr and Frank Carson with ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Young Vic – Now We Are Here

Writer: Tamara McFarlane Director: Ian Rickson Venue: Live Art House Reviewer: Andy Moseley   Part of the Young Vic's series of four new works on the pursuit of freedom, written in collaboration with refugees, Now We Are Here is a powerful monologue by Tamara McFarlane telling the story of a young girl's lesbian relationship in Jamaica. The story is McFarlane's ...

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Savage – Above The Arts, London

Writer and Director: Claudio Macor Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Homosexuals were among many of the groups targeted for extermination by the Nazis during World War II, that much is known. Lesser known is the involvement of Danish doctor Carl Værnet who, under the watch of Heinrich Himmler, conducted a series of hormone experiments on gay prisoners in an attempt to find ...

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Bryan Batt: Bryan’s Song – The Crazy Coqs, London

Writer: Bryan Batt Director: Tom Cianfichi Reviewer: Scott Matthewman   Broadway performer Bryan Batt is probably better known to a wider audience as Salvatore in Mad Men, or his role in the recent MTV TV series version of horror franchise Scream. But Crazy Coqs audiences are among those who know him for his cabaret performances, and in his fourth visit ...

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BRIGHTON ROCKS: Our Brighton Fringe Picks – 4 – 5 June

So we're at the end of Brighton Fringe 2016 and what an exciting and exhausting time it's been! With just two more days left, here's our tips for five of the best still to see.   Something Rotten Hamlet’s Uncle Claudius: incestuous, fratricidal regicide or rightful ruler unafraid of tough decisions? Robert Cohen takes you backstage at Elsinore, reassessing Shakespeare ...

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