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National Theatre unveils Queer Theatre event series

The National Theatre is set to mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales by staging its first Queer Theatre event series...
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REVIEW: Ruffian on the stair@The Lantern @ ACT

Pretty much Joe Orton’s first play – written in 1964 – this 3-hander deals comically and darkly with love, sex for sale , Catholicism, homosexuality, lies, power and...
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REVIEW: ELVIS Las Vegas 1969@The Woodville, Gravesend

ELVIS Las Vegas 1969 is really two shows in one. The first half, mainly spoken with little music is a dramatic reconstruction of the hours leading to Elvis Presley’s return to...
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BRIGHTON FRINGE PREVIEW: The Holey Truth @ Blue Man

Following a sell out run at the Camden Fringe Festival, Jake Howie brings The Holey Truth to Brighton with zero bars held.
Posted On 05 May 2017
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FEATURE: For Whom the Bell Tolls

Craig Hanlon-Smith spends an afternoon with local artist Mackenzie Bell. A saunter through Brighton’s magnificent Clifton Conservation Area is in many ways akin to stepping...
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BRIGHTON FRINGE PREVIEW: The greatest liar in all the world @ The Warren Main House

Familia de la Noche make their Brighton Fringe debut with five star, darkly funny sequel to Pinocchio. Familia de la Noche's hilarious mix of clowning, puppetry, music and...
Posted On 04 May 2017
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BRIGHTON FRINGE PREVIEW: Protect and Survive @ Sweet St Andrew’s

1984. The doomsday clock stands at 23:57. Five strangers take part in exercise ‘HOT SEAT’, a role-play simulation for a pre-and post-nuclear attack on the UK. In 2017, the...
Posted On 04 May 2017
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BOOK REVIEW: Critical & Experiential : Dimensions in Gender and Sexual Diversity: Previn Karian

There are some profoundly interesting chapters in this book, that challenge as much as inform but anyone with an interest in proud, frank and non-pathologizing discussions of...
Posted On 04 May 2017
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Turner Prize 2017 shortlist announced

Tate Britain has announced the four artists who have been shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2017. This year’s nominees are Hurvin Anderson, Andrea Büttner, Lubaina Himid and...
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Stars to appear in West End gala for Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline

Actor Mark Gatiss, a patron of the national Switchboard, LGBT+ helpline is to appear alongside twenty other performers in a one-night West End gala presentation of the...
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DJ Profile: Peter Castle

This month, Queenie catches up with DJ Peter Castle to chat about the amazing fact that he’s been Legends’ Saturday resident DJ for 10 years. Have those years been as good for...
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FEATURE: Princess C*nty

Holly Smith - a biologically female drag queen, by Rebecca House. A few months ago I’d never heard of the term ‘bio-queen’. It wasn’t until I had a conversation with someone...
Posted On 03 May 2017
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Countdown begins to Brighton Fringe opening as events hit 1,000

With two days until opening, Brighton Fringe has hit 1,000 events for the first time in the festival’s history. When Brighton Fringe announced its programme in March, 970...
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Brighton Fringe Preview: BoxedIn Theatre presents WOOD

Following their 5 star smash-hit production of Romeo and Juliet, BoxedIn presents WOOD, an explosive piece of new writing that examines gender constructions, sexual labels,...
Posted On 02 May 2017
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