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Wed 20 Nov 2019

Review: Six

A bold and brilliant alternative unravelling

In Lucy Moss and Toby Marlow’s Olivier Award-nominated musical, an energetic cast of Henry VIII’s wives whip through their own summaries

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Mon 18 Nov 2019

Snow Patrol Turn 25

Airports, Adrenaline and Audiences United

You can’t describe Snow Patrol without superlatives and very large numbers. They’ve amassed 17 million global album sales, more than a billion streams, five UK platinum albums and

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Fri 8 Nov 2019

New Hands on a Two-Hander

King’s Head Theatre presents Robert Chesley’s Jerker

“Prudery kills. Nobody ever died from being offended” - Robert Chesley “That encompasses not only the work that he did and what I should be honouring in Jerker, but also what

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Wed 6 Nov 2019

LGBT History Month: Dean Atta

Fear, Flamingos and Fairytale Endings

Dean Atta rings in the morning after a drag show at Kings Place, “a bit on the comedown from it. You get a lot of adrenaline when you do drag performances,” says the spoken word poet,

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Thu 31 Oct 2019

Beau on Blackouts, Botticelli and Bohemian Rhapsody

The queering of history and more with Dickie Beau

I first encountered Dickie Beau when he brought Blackouts: Twilight of the Idols to Liverpool’s Unity Theatre in 2012. He depicted Judy Garland, lip-syncing to the saddening Judy Speaks!

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Wed 30 Oct 2019

Review: Rules for Living

A good old-fashioned dinner party

Following their staging of The Effect earlier this year, Ronin Theatre Productions return with Sam Holcroft’s Rules for Living. Like Lucy Prebble’s antidepressant drug trial play,

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Fri 11 Oct 2019

Review: Oh Yes Oh No

Intense and emotional

Louise Orwin’s vast and speculative exploration of the complexities behind sex, and more specifically, sex after sexual trauma, kept me thinking long after leaving Oxford's Burton Taylor

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Tue 8 Oct 2019

Review: Happy Even After

Human Story Theatre don’t just scratch the surface.

For Happy Even After, Human Story Theatre supplied an opening night unlike others I’ve been to, filling the Old Fire Station Crisis Café with the stalls of A2Dominion, Reducing the

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Sat 5 Oct 2019

Next month the award-winning Ballet Black returns to Oxford, with the triple bill that is ‘Ingoma’, ‘Pendulum’ and ‘CLICK!’ Fresh from a season that concluded