Orson Welles One Man Band review for Sight and Sound

Review: Orson Welles One Man Band for Sight and Sound

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Magnificently out of whack: a review of the third volume in Simon Callow’s biography of Orson Welles

Evening Standard Christmas cabaret round up 2015

Christmas cabaret round-up for Evening Standard

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 Oops. This is a bit late to be of any use but, for the record, here’s a round-up of Christmas cabaret shows I did for the Evening Standard, featuring the likes of Barb Jungr, David Hoyle, Jonny Woo, Le Gateau Chocolat, Scottee, the RVT and Excess All Areas pantos, Diane Chorley, Gary Williams, Amy Grimehouse, […]

Now you see her… Lili (Eddie Redmayne, right) poses for Gerda (Alicia Vikander) in The Danish Girl

The lady vanishes: The Danish Girl silences its own heroine

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Cinematically, the film enacts the very exclusion it claims to abhor.

Star Wars The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens isn’t just by fans, for fans – it’s about fans

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The new Star Wars movie is full of characters in thrall to mythic tales of the past – but is it also a warning against the excesses of fandom?

The Queen Adelaide site at 453 Hackney Road (Image Google)

The George & Dragon is dead. Long live the Queen Adelaide!

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Just weeks after yet another favourite London queer pub closes, its landlord opens an exciting ‘sequel’ just up the road

#WeAreTheBlackCap protest outside the Black Cap on Camden High St, April 18 2015

Black Cap supporters launch community buy-out bid

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Following the collapse of the planned sale of the Black Cap, devotees of the iconic LGBTQ pub hope to bring it into community ownership

RVT listing night group photo

What a difference a week makes

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Change doesn’t come from despair. Change comes from hope. And the listing of the Royal Vauxhall Tavern and the election of Jeremy Corbyn have given us hope.

The upper frontage of the Royal Vauxhall Tavern

Read our application to make the RVT a listed building

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Read RVT Future’s 30,000-word application, which I wrote, to make the Royal Vauxhall Tavern the country’s first building to be listed for its LGBTQ heritage

Clockwise from top left: Diane Chorley; Trans Scripts; This Much; Ecce Homo; The LipSinkers; Sweet Dreams

Edinburgh Fringe 2015 round-up part two: drag/gender/theatre

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A wide range of shows at this year’s Fringe engaged with trans experience, gender and drag performance in varying ways with varying results

Clockwise from top left: Penny Arcade – Longing Lasts Longer; E15; Transformer; Dandy Darkly's Trigger Happy!; K'Rd Strip – A Place to Stand; Tales from a Cabaret

Edinburgh Fringe 2015 round-up part one: politics and place

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Reviews of six shows that deal with challenging changes to urban space including Penny Arcade, Jonny Woo, Dandy Darkly, the Creative Martyrs, K’Rd Strip and E15