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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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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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