Q&A with Bourgeois & Maurice for Run Riot

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Is humanity worth saving? The musical satirists think it’s worth a punt

Image by Adrian Kinloch

Four ways to resist the coming dystopia

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For a generation, two sets of values will struggle to control our society. We all need to do our bit if we want Openness to win.


The Prime of Ms David Hoyle post-show round-up

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A look back on the David Hoyle show I worked on at Chelsea Theatre, including pictures, ideas from the audience and press coverage.

The Prime of Ms David Hoyle at Chelsea Theatre, September 14 2016, with David Hoyle, Simone Simone (Thom Shaw) and Prefect Ben (Ben Walters)

Why David Hoyle is the best teacher you never had

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A cabaret show I helped create, The Prime of Ms David Hoyle, explores alternative, utopian sources of education

Edinburgh sunset 2016

Edinburgh 2016: end-of-Fringe round-up

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A mammoth report on what I saw and wrote at this year’s festival.

Come Look at the Baby; Lady Rizo - Multiplied; Daddy & Robin – Lightbulb

Babies on stage at the Fringe

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Several Edinburgh shows this year feature infants and children. No kidding.

Lynn Ruth Miller

Lynn Ruth Miller’s three Fringe shows

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With this born performer who found her onstage mojo in her 70s, what you see is what you get. And it’s the work of a lifetime.

Clockwise from top left: Bourgeois & Maurice; Hot Brown Honey's MC Busty Beatz; Lili La Scala; Sven Ratzke; JOAN's LoUis CYfer; Miss Annabel Sings.

Edinburgh 2016: mid-Fringe round-up

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It’s been a busy Fringe so far. Here are some of the best cabaret (or cabaret-adjacent) shows at Edinburgh 2016.

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

Victory for Black Cap campaign as developers pull out

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Community action scuppers scheme to turn iconic queer venue into generic eatery.

ACT UP et al, Trafalgar Square, June 28 2016

In dark times, queer spaces are a model for all spaces

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Queer spaces aren’t just about LGBTQ+ safety. They’re a glimpse of a better future for everyone.