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Riot Act – Arcola Theatre, London

Writer: Alexis Gregory Director: Rikki Beadle-Blair Reviewer: Scott Matthewman This month sees the 50thanniversary of the Stonewall Riots when the gay clientele of the Stonewall Inn on New York’s Christopher Street fought back against yet another violent police raid. It was not the first such rebellion – the recent Netflix Tales of the City mini-series throws some light on the Compton’s ...

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Undetectable – King’s Head Theatre, London

Writer: Tom Wright Director: Rikki Beadle Blair Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Hot on the heels of their collaboration on Park Theatre’s My Dad’s Gap Year, writer Tom Wright and director Rikki Beadle-Blair once again work together on Undetectable, at the King’s Head. Freddie Hogan and Lewis Brown play Lex and Bradley, a gay couple in their late twenties who, after three months of ...

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Positive – Waterloo East Theatre, London

Writer: Shaun Kitchener Director: James Callas Ball Reviewer: Deborah Klayman It is very rare to see a play about living with HIV that is equal parts funny, informative and entertaining, but Shaun Kitchener’s new play offers all that and more. The play takes place a year after Benji’s positive diagnosis, and looks at the way the illness, and its perception, ...

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Circles – Various Venues, London

Writer: Beverly Andrews Director: Vik Sivalingam Music: Lyra Laura Veroli Reviewer: Samuel Hopkins [rating: 3.0]   Circles is a site specific interactive piece of theatre exploring ideas of empathy; each night the audience is transported to four very contrasting worlds to watch the stories of four central characters unfold, all to be concluded on the 5th and final night. From ...

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