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19 Cleveland Street

April 29, 2011


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


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


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


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


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 […]