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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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The Boys in the Band – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Mart Crowley Director: Adam Penford Designer: Rebecca Brower Reviewer: Ron Simpson In 1968, Mart Crowley’s play seemed brave and shocking in its frank depiction of gay lifestyle in New York. Now, its exposition feels clunky and its one-liners come gift-wrapped as in a Neil Simon comedy. Crawley’s well-intentioned inclusion of so many different types of homosexuals can seem formulaic, ...

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News: The Trials of Oscar Wilde transfers to Trafalgar Studios

Following a 43 date UK Tour and sell out run at St James Theatre, European Arts Company production of The Trials of Oscar Wildewill transfer to Trafalgar Studios for a four week run. The production will open onMonday 13th October, marking Oscar Wilde’s 160th birthday that same week, and run until Saturday 8th November. A special Birthday Gala performance will ...

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NEWS: The Trials of Oscar Wilde goes on 43 venue UK Tour

Thursday 14 February 1895 was the triumphant opening night ofThe Importance of Being Earnestand the zenith of Oscar Wilde's career. Less than 100 days later he found himself a common prisoner and bankrupt, sentenced to two years hard labour. But what happened during the trials and what did Wilde say? Was he harshly treated or the author of his own ...

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