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19 Cleveland Street

April 29, 2011

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Cleveland Street: The Musical, a new show written by Glenn Chandler (of Taggart fame) with music by Matt Devereaux, is a curate’s egg of a production. At its best, during the first act, it’s an enjoyable pastiche of music hall traditions that gives a postmodern wink to the audience without coming across as smug or overly self-conscious. […]

There’s a TARDIS in my garden

April 23, 2011

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An ethereal sound fills my room. The sound of the universe, you could say. Next to a pile of bank statements, my desktop TARDIS toy has sprung to life, warning me of an incoming call on my mobile. Doctor Who has been in my life for a very long time. My first TARDIS  (Time and Relative […]

Opinion: What price a kiss?

April 15, 2011

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One point that has particularly shocked commentators about the recent ejection by the John Snow pub of two men for kissing is that it occurred in Soho. That such a thing should happen in the symbolic and actual heartland of the London LGBT community has astounded tweeters and journalists alike. But what’s perhaps most troubling about this […]

Review: The Four-Faced Liar

April 13, 2011

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Near the start of The Four-Faced Liar, uptight Greg remarks disappointedly that New York, his new home, doesn’t look like it does in the movies. This is true of the film as a whole: of all the familiar landmarks, we see only the Empire State Building, partially obscured by apartment blocks, once. But it isn’t just big-screen […]

Interview: the stars of new musical Thrill Me

April 1, 2011

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How far would you go for love? That’s the question at the heart of Stephen Dolginoff’s award-winning dark musical Thrill Me, which opens at the Tristan Bates Theatre on 5 April after taking the USA by storm. Thrill Me tells the true story of Loeb and Leopold, two American college graduates whose obsessive relationship with […]