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Denim: World Tour – Soho Theatre, London

Devisers: The cast Reviewer: Tom Finch Drag queens. If they seem to be more ubiquitous than they were a few years ago it’s because they are. Thanks to RuPaul’s Drag Race this once subversive art form is now hurtling toward the mainstream and looking fabulous while doing so. It was only a matter of time then before a drag girl ...

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TIGER DUBLIN FRINGE FESTIVAL: Cuncrete – Smock Alley, Dublin

Creator: Rachel Clerke Reviewer: Saoirse Anton Presented by Rachel Clerke and the Great White Males, Cuncrete is a production with an interesting germ of an idea. Using concrete as a metaphor, Clerke and the band create a drag-king punk gig exploring capitalism, hegemonic masculinity and the strong ties between the two. However, there is too little exploring for Cuncrete to ...

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I Am Not Myself These Days – The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Tom Stuart in drag as Aqua Disiac

Adaptor: Tom Stuart Writer: Josh Kilmer-Purcell Director: Nick Bagnall Choreographer: Ann Yee Reviewer: Lucy Corley   Why are not more people making theatre like this? I Am Not Myself These Days is difficult to describe – like its leading lady, the show doesn’t conform to any standards of ‘normal’, so words do not really do it justice. Adapted by actor ...

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Le Gateau Chocolat: I Love Chocolat – Contact, Manchester

Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby As an orchestral overture takes over from an early Madonna track, it’s clear that tonight’s offering from acclaimed cabaret performer Le Gateau Chocolat (LGC) will be an eclectic one. The overture works its way through a short taste of show tunes and timeless ballads for rather too long and then LGC finally enters. And in a ...

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Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho – Leicester Square Theatre, London

Writers: Jon Brittain &Matt Tedford Director: Jon Brittain Reviewer: Deborah Klayman   All that glitters is not gold – sometimes it is made of Iron! An enjoyable romp, chock full of 80s references and underscored by a superb soundtrack, Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho is camp comic cabaret of the highest order. A reimagining of the events leading up to ...

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Ballad of the Burning Star – Battersea Arts Centre, London

Writer/Director: Nir Paldi Reviewer: Teddy Lamb This comedic drag cabaret act exploring the Israeli/Palestine conflict was the surprise hit of 2013’s Edinburgh Fringe, and it arrives in London following a thorough UK Tour. Firstly, it must be noted that the atmosphere at Battersea Arts Centre was electric, the beautiful building was buzzing with arty youngsters and liberals with their noses ...

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