Kiki and Herb Seeking Asylum! (image wagz2it)

Review: Kiki and Herb Seeking Asylum! at Joe’s Pub

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The alt-cabaret superstars’ long-awaited return is a joy – and not just because Kiki’s legs wound up wrapped around my face.

Peggy Shaw in RUFF (image Michael Conti)

Review: RUFF at the Barbican

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Control vies fruitfully with vulnerability in Split Britches’ latest show, based on Peggy Shaw’s experiences of a stroke.

Jonny Woo prepares for the East London Lecture (photo Peter Fingleton)

EXCLUSIVE: Why Jonny Woo is moving out of London

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East London’s ringmaster can’t afford to live there any more. But the show will go on – starting with Woo’s verbatim-theatre history of the Shoreditch scene.

Stella aka Ernest Boulton, subject of the new play Stella by Neil Bartlett

Neil Bartlett on Stella – a Q&A for Run Riot

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An interview with the formidable queer storyteller about his latest project, a music-hall take on real-life story of Victorian cross-dressing.

Black Cap article for Kentishtowner

The Black Cap closure (almost) a year on – how you can help

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Nearly a year after the Black Cap’s unceremonious closure, its doors remain shut – from one perspective a slap in the face, from another a kind of victory.

FABULOUS RUSSELLA / RUSSELL (image © Holly Revell)

Holly Revell on her Transformations portrait series

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The London queer-performance photographer talks about her long-exposure portraits, which show artists in and out of drag in the same shot.


Review: Hail, Caesar!

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J.M. Tyree and I review the Coens’ new film for Sight & Sound, suggesting it is not only a love letter to the movies but also a work that is unusually interested in technical virtuosity, and in systems of belief.

The squatters' flag flies outside the Black CAp

Here’s how to reopen the Black Cap

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A win/win approach to the shuttered icon: reopen it as an LGBT+ venue whose profits support its leaseholder’s wider plans


10 to watch at BFI Flare 2016

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10 titles of interest at this year’s London LGBT Film Festival, from sauna zombies to queer burlesquers

Rose Wood (image by David Edwards)

Rose Wood in bloom

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An in-depth profile of the gender transcender whose extreme acts stem from an extraordinary life – and spark unexpected empathy