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The Blue Boy of Glenmore – Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Woman at front with man behind - blue tinted

Writer: Joe Brennan Director: Tony Devlin Reviewer: Colm G Doran Set in the winter of 1978, in the Cooley Mountains, Brassneck Theatre Company present The Blue Boy of Glenmore. It tells the story of a brother and sister living in a claustrophobic farmyard cottage, sniping at one another. Jemmy John (The Blue Boy) played by James Doran, is obsessed with ...

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Secret Diaries – Chapel Theatre Arts Centre, Halifax

Writer: Sarah Evans Director: Rachel Moorhouse Reviewer: Jessie Cohen Secret Diaries is a teenage coming-out narrative set in provincial England, spanning the mid-eighties, early nineties and the present day. Protagonist Hayley (Sarah Emmott) returns to her family home in 2014 where she confronts her father (Michael Forrest), a closeted homosexual who lives by the cowardly philosophy that "the truth doesn’t ...

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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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Boy In A Dress – Contact, Manchester

Writer: La John Joseph Director: Sarah Chew Reviewer: Jo Beggs [Rating:4.5] Boy In A Dress is the autobiography of “third-gendered, fallen Catholic, ex-fashion model, La JohnJoseph” says the programme. But that description doesn’t go halfway to describing the complexity of this gloriously told tale of a boy from Bootle who winds up in sparkly four-inch heels, strutting the stage in ...

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The Secret Diaries of a Teenage Queer – Contact, Manchester

Writer: Sarah Evans Director: Rachel Moorhouse Reviewer: Robin Winters [Rating:4] There’s been an exciting air of anticipation around The Secret Diaries of a Teenage Queer, showing at Contact as part of Queer Contact Festival. The show sold out weeks in advance, Contact added an additional performance due to popular demand, which also sold out. This is a pretty impressive feat ...

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