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REVIEW: MAMMA MIA! @Brighton Centre

MAMA MIA! is a perfectly constructed musical, with great music written by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, and a clever storyline constructed around the songs of ABBA by...
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REVIEW: La Cage Aux Folles @Theatre Royal

When La Cage Aux Folles opened in 1983 it was very much a 'piece of its time' scripted by Harvey Fierstein with music by Jerry Herman and introducing the world to the fabulous...
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REVIEW: ‘Love Actually’ – Actually Gay Men’s Chorus

Love Actually - the contribution by Actually Gay Men's Chorus to this years Brighton Pride celebrations was the perfect way to mark the 50th Anniversary of the partial repeal...
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BOOK REVIEW: Queer City: Peter Ackroyd

Ackroyd connects us modern day queers up with our Celtic and Roman forbearers and all the benders, faggots, dykes,  trannies, queers, inverts, perverts, queens, Ganymede’s,...
Posted On 01 Aug 2017
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REVIEW: Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus – Showtime @St Georges Church

It is difficult to find new things to say about the Brighton Gay Men's Chorus that I have not written before, except that at their Pride Concert (July 29) at St Georges...
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BOOK REVIEW: Ocean Vuong: Night sky with exit wounds

This book is a magical journey into the imagination and talents of Vuong’s mind and worth pursing for anybody interesting in poems which can change, more spells than...
Posted On 27 Jul 2017
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REVIEW: Jane Eyre @Theatre Royal

The plot roars, of unjust life and hope, of love and wonder, of duty and cruelly, of lost folk and lack of opportunities and of the voices of clear minds that yearn and ache...
Posted On 25 Jul 2017
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BOOK REVIEW: The Hopkins Conundrum by Simon Edge

New gay author Simon Edge bring us this lovely story of poems, nuns, persecution, the welsh countryside and some romantic intrigue and it’s a delicious read with some hints...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017
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REVIEW: Shirley Valentine @Theatre Royal

I could gush more, I will gush more, but book yourself a ticket now, this was an unexpected treat and I left feeling empowered by Russell’s life affirming writing, as relevant...
Posted On 18 Jul 2017
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REVIEW: Rainbow Chorus – Classics to Classical

I have to remind myself that this diverse and inclusive singing group is an amateur non – audition choir where some members can’t read music. That makes their latest concert...
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REVIEW: Moonlight: Blue Ray: Barry Jenkins

Starring Trevante Rhodes, André Holland and Janelle Monáe. The story is divided into three different timelines, each focusing on Chiron - played by all the actors at different...
Posted On 17 Jul 2017
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UDERBELLY REVIEW: Liza’s Back (is broken)

Trevor Ashley brings his latest offering Liza’s Back (is broken) to the Spiegeltent at the Uderbelly Festival on the South Bank and what a wonderful treat it is.
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BOOK REVIEW: Pride and Joy: A guide for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans parents by Sarah and Rachel Hagger-Holt

This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to better understand issues facing LGBT families including parents or prospective parents; extended families and friends;...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017
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BOOK REVIEW: Spartacus: International Gay Guide 2017

Published by the Bruno Gmunder with their usual attention to quality and detail, it's an excellent research and travel resource. All in all it’s the physical guide for LGBT...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017
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