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REVIEW: Dead and Breathing @The Albany, London

As two women walk on stage in contrasting outfits of contrasting colour, there is a tone of outdated elitism. White upper-class cancer patient, Carolyn (Lizan Mitchell)...
Posted On 22 Feb 2018
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REVIEW: Jubliee @Lyric, Hammersmith

Chris Goode's adaptation of Derek Jarman and James Whaley's Jubilee is a ravenously sex-fueled and unvarnished representation of the state that the world is in. It assures to...
Posted On 22 Feb 2018
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BOOK REVIEW: The Trial of Roger Casement by Fionnuala Doran

Based on his true life story; condemned as a revolutionary, imprisoned in the Tower of London ( This was the 20th century!!) his sexuality exposed by the circulati...
Posted On 21 Feb 2018
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REVIEW: Hair @The Old Market

The American Tribal Love Rock Musical Hair composed by Galt MacDermot originally opened on both Broadway and the West End in 1968.
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OPERA REVIEW: Iolanthe @ENO

Iolanthe  English National Opera This all new production of Iolanthe has a different director Cal McCrystal from the ENO G&S smash hit Pirates of Penzance, but looks like...
Posted On 19 Feb 2018
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REVIEW: TWINKLE @ Phil Starr Pavilion

Harold Thropp is a very tired very angry panto dame. Arriving at a down at heel Northern town – probably Sunderland – he discovers that Widow Twankey has been reduced to a...
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THEATRE REVIEW: Spamalot @Eastbourne

Spamalot Devonshire Park Theatre Eastbourne Funnier than the Black Death & lovingly ripped off from the hugely successful 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this...
Posted On 07 Feb 2018
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OPERA REVIEW: Satyagraha @ENO

Visually it’s astonishing, blending and weaving itself with an endless sense of movement, representing the public support for Gandhi in the printed press. I was transfixed as...
Posted On 05 Feb 2018
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MUSIC REVIEW: LGBTQIA (A New Generation) by Matt Fishel

We're Queer, we're here, and rocking out this year. Welcome to the Queer rock track celebrating the Generation of freedom. Rock is heavy, harsh, hard hitting and inherently...
Posted On 31 Jan 2018
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REVIEW: Jack & His Big Stalk @Sallis Benney Theatre

Starring the crème de la crème of Brighton’s drag royalty, this year’s offering from the Alternative Panto company is stacked high as a beanstalk with innuendo, double takes...
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REVIEW: Warhorse @Brighton Centre

It’s close to two years to the day since the exciting announcement was made that the acclaimed National Theatre production of Warhorse would be coming to Brighton for a two...
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BOOK REVIEW: First Year Out by Sabrina Symington

It’s an honest story of the day to day experiences of transition, from the extraordinary to the mundane, depicted with humour, fortitude and intuition.  Depicting her...
Posted On 22 Jan 2018
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BOOK REVIEW: Wanting In Arabic by Trish Salah

Salah is furious and gentle, shocking and so,so tender it moved me, and I felt I didn’t understand some of her work. Always a powerful tool of the poet, to draw you back to...
Posted On 19 Jan 2018
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BOOK REVIEW: Highland Fling by Anna Larner

From the breath-taking Highlands of Scotland to the buzz of a Leicester gay bar, family and friendship are tested to breaking point as the narrative pressure builds in this...
Posted On 15 Jan 2018
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