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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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Christmas with The Supreme Fabulettes – Leicester Square Theatre, London

Writer &Performer: The Supreme Fabulettes Reviewer: Sonny Waheed [rating:4] The Supreme Fabulettes, specialise in giving pop classics a close-harmony vocal treatment with a kitsch and slightly camp twist. Performed by Miss Vanilla Lush, Miss Vicki Vivacious and Miss Maddison Lee, the Fabulettes are an exceptionally convincing drag act. That said, to pigeonhole the Fabulettes as a drag act would be ...

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Merrie Hell – Soho Theatre, London

Writers: David Hoyle &Richard Thomas Director: Gary Reich Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:4] Brash, acerbic and darkly comic, this is an alternative Christmas show with bite.Co-created and performed by Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer The Opera) and David Hoyle (aka The Divine David), Merrie Hell was always going to have a sting in the tail, and the dynamic duo certainly did not ...

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Blackouts: Twilight of the Idols – Contact Theatre, Manchester

Concept and performance: Dickie Beau Reviewer: Peter Jacobs [rating:4.5] Dickie Beau is a drag cabaret artist, but those words do little to describe what Dickie Beau does. Winner of Best Alternative Performer in the 2012 London Cabaret Awards, cabaret is where he finds his stage and drag is simply one of the media he chooses to work in. Dickie Beau ...

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