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THEATRE REVIEW: Rules for Living @ Theatre Royal

Sam Holcroft’s marvellous comedy looks at a family get-together as it gradually disintegrates. Over the course of a Christmas lunch revelations are revealed, old resentments...
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OPERA REVIEW: The Barber of Seville @English National Opera

Two centuries after its premiere and thirty years after its first outing in 1987, Jonathan Miller’s Tiepolo-inspired staging brilliantly intercuts the traditions of the...
Posted On 06 Oct 2017
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THEATRE REVIEW: Cilla The Musical @Mayflower Theatre Southampton

It is always tricky when you choose to present the life of a showbiz legend in the format of a musical, but on many levels Bill Kenwright gets it spot on with his new...
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THEATRE REVIEW: Dreamboats And Petticoats @Theatre Royal

Inspired by a multi-million-selling series of albums, Dreamboats And Petticoats breezed into Brighton on a wet Monday evening but managed to send the audience away from The...
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THEATRE REVIEW: Sunday Night @Theatre Royal

There was a time when a benefit show for any charity would guarantee a full house at a theatre and bring communities together in support of a good cause. That is no longer the...
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OPERA REVIEW: Aida @ENO

Welsh tenor Gwyn Hughes Jones gave us a real heroic Radamès, full and resounding and committed to the very end, he was wonderful although trapped behind his Gilbert and...
Posted On 29 Sep 2017
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THEATRE REVIEW: The Best Man @Theatre Royal

After making its UK premier at Theatre Royal Windsor earlier this month, Gore Vidal’s 1960 political satire, The Best Man, has landed at Brighton’s Theatre Royal on the second...
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BOOK REVIEW: He’s Always Been My Son by Janna Barkin

He’s Always Been My Son A Mother’s Story about Raising Her Transgender Son Janna Barkin This inspiring and moving story, told with great passion and gentle humour gives...
Posted On 25 Sep 2017
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THEATRE REVIEW: Driving Miss Daisy @Theatre Royal

This is a perfectly balanced cast, Sian Phillips as Miss Daisy captures the fierce but fragile nature of this woman whose humble beginnings and comfortable retirement dictate...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017
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BOOK REVIEW: Carnivore by Jonathan Lyon

This book follows Leander, Queer, druggie, manipulator, friend,  lover, fighter, liar.  Gifted with synaesthesia; a condition where the senses confuse and enhance information...
Posted On 18 Sep 2017
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THEATRE REVIEW: Flights of Fancy by Veronica Thompson

‘Flights of Fancy’ is utter celebration of the possibility of being truly, wonderfully yourself, where and whoever you happen to be, it’s a reverie rooted in reality.
Posted On 16 Sep 2017
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BOOK REVIEW: We’re queer and we should be here by Darryl Telles.

We’re queer and we should be here By Darryl Telles. Darryl Telles’s lifelong passion for his beloved Tottenham Hotspur is a real passion, yet like other gay...
Posted On 15 Sep 2017
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REVIEW: Deathtrap by Ira Levin @Theatre Royal

Broadway playwright Sidney Bruhl  has had 11 years and 4 flops in a row and is getting desperate for another hit. So he thinks his dreams have come to true when aspiring...
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BOOK REVIEW: Manhood: The Bare Reality by Laura Dodsworth

WARNING: This review does contain pictures of penises. It may not be work safe. Be warned. There are no knob puns though. These days we are all less bound by gender and...
Posted On 14 Sep 2017
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