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Queerteria TV – Above the Stag Theatre, London

Writer: Barney Ashton-Bullock & Christopher Frost Director: Robert McWhir Reviewer: Mike Wells The Above the Stag Theatre has been producing LGBT+ focussed theatre for just over a decade - it’s claimed to be the only professional, full-time LGBT+ venue in the UK. That brings with it an opportunity to champion new gay writing in what is now a fantastic new ...

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Mother Goose Cracks One Out – Above The Stag Theatre, London

Writer: Jon Bradfield and Martin Hooper Composer: Jon Bradfield Director:  Andrew Beckett Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Despite the fun and jokes, pantomime is a serious business now. With so many pantos at this time of year, the market is competitive, and so to be successful the production must stand out from the others. This year’s offering from the Above the Stag ...

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Outings – Curve, Leicester

Featured image, Rainbow Flag, for Outings

Writers: Thomas Hescott and Matthew Baldwin Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Claire Going The concept of this show is a simple but brilliant exploration into real-life coming-out stories. Launched on the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014, the script is a powerfully woven patchwork piece of over 20 true stories collected from online submissions, interviews and even celebrity accounts pieced together by writers ...

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Outings – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Matthew Baldwin and Thomas Hescott Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Jo Beggs Created from real coming-out stories, the ever-changing Outings lays bare some life-changing moments from people around the world. In response to questions posed by writers Matthew Baldwin and Thomas Hescott on the website RUComingOut.com, hundreds of people have shared funny, intimate and heart-breaking stories of that first moment ...

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The Act – Trafalgar Studios 2, London

Writers: Thomas Hescott, Matthew Baldwin Director: Thomas Hescott Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty Does anyone still speak Polari? Can anyone? It was an incredibly important dialect at a time, and now that it doesn't have to be used as a matter of necessity, it can and should be celebrated for being so fantastically outré and interesting. A few words have crossed into ...

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Jack Off the Beanstalk, Above the Stag Theatre, London

Writers: Jon Bradfield &Martin Hooper Director: Andrew Beckett Reviewer: Sonny Waheed [rating:4] With the festive season now in full swing, it’s not just the kids who can enjoy the tom-foolery that pantomime brings to the stage. Adults can get their share of fun too, especially with this ‘adult only’ take on Jack and the beanstalk. The action takes place in ...

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The Act – Ovalhouse, London

Writer: Thomas Hescott, Matthew Baldwin Director: Thomas Hescott Reviewer: Christopher Hong [rating:3.5] The Act refers to the Act of Parliament legalising homosexual activities betweentwo men in private. It also refers to this solo performance by Matthew Baldwin and no doubt sex itself. Set in front of a large scroll of paper filled with illustrations of a variety of nudes, gay ...

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The Act – Ovalhouse, London

Created by: Thomas Hescott and Matthew Baldwin Director: Thomas Hescott Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:4] To celebrate its fiftieth birthday, the Ovalhouse theatre has commissioned a season of work named Counterculture 50, exploring the possibilities of fringe theatre to inhabit a wider cultural frame of reference than the mainstream, something in which this theatre has a strong tradition while remaining aware ...

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