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Polari Palace – Contact, Manchester

Writer: Adam Lowe, Andrew McMillan Director: Adam Lowe Reviewer: Sophie Thompson [Rating:3] Young Enigma are a group of talented young writers who identify as LGBT and so they are the perfect company to take on the massively complex language of Polari, there is a real sense of identifying and relating to the language from the performers themselves. Polari Palace is ...

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NEWS: New Musical to have its World Premiere at The Glasgay Festival

ConFAB and Dance HQ in collaboration with the Women's Library and LGBT History Month,present the world premiere of The Gates: Love,Liberation and Respect as part of the Glasgay Festival. West Side Story meets Cabaret meets Chicago in this passionate, extravaganza of 1950s Blues, Jazz, and Gospel influenced musical.It’s post war London: bohemian, broad-minded and wild. A world of its own, ...

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I’m Still Gay and You’re Still Dying – The Arches, Glasgow

Writer: Freya Gosnold Reviewer: Mark McCulloch [Rating:4] I'm Still Gay and You're Still Dying is not theatre, it is not drama, but the intensely personal story of performer Freya Gosnold. Gosnold is breaking her silence, sharing her story and being unashamed of the provocative words she uses to describe her rape. Encouraging us all to speak out and speak up, ...

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Mother’s Ruin – Contact, Manchester

Reviewer: Jo Beggs [Rating:4.0] After spending the Summer lounging, Mai Tai in hand, by the pool (at least that’s the way I like to imagine her) Mother is back in rainy Manchester sipping the sherry. Mother’s Ruin, the chaotic queer cabaret that started four years ago at the dearly departed greenroom, now celebrates two years in its second home – ...

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Journeys – Martin Harris Centre, Manchester

Writers: Stephen M Hornby, Jamie K Jones, Thomas Kenwright, Damien McHugh, Howard Totty, Rosie Hutchinson Directors: Stephen M Hornby, Rosie Hutchinson Reviewer: Peter Jacobs [rating:3.5] Journeys, by Manchester’s VADA LGBTQ Community Theatre Company, is presented as part of the Manchester Pride Fringe – a diverse and growing element of Manchester Pride that offers an alternative – an antidote? – to ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with… Telly Leung

Star of Glee and Broadway Telly Leung makes his UK debut in July. Straight from a sell-out run at New York's prestigious 54 Below venue, his show Telly Leung: Live in London will be at the London Hippodrome for two shows only.Nicole Evans caught up with him to chat about the show, his album and his career so far. You ...

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Freakoid – Ovalhouse, London

Writer: Emma Adams Director: Sarah Applewhite Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:3] Bold and bizarre in equal measure, writer-performer Emma Adams’ Freakoid is certainly an original production. Set in a world filled with biobots and half-meats, Adams’ invites the audience into her universe: a place where the relationship between a woman and her hoover-lover may end in either disaster or revolution. 430004 ...

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Gay’s the Word – Jermyn Street Theatre, London

Writer: Ivor Novello (adapted by Richard Stirling) Music: Ivor Novello Lyrics: Alan Melville Director: Stewart Nicholls Reviewer: Stephen Bates [rating:2] Ivor Novello remains an iconic name in British theatre but, unlike contemporaries such as Coward and Rattigan, his works are largely unknown to modern audiences. This production gives clear clues both as to how he gained his stature and as ...

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