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Funny without Jokes: Stephen Bailey

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Sam Bennett A couple of hours prior to going onstage in Covent Garden, Stephen Bailey thinks back to when he first started out in stand-up. He would do jokes of the same ilk as other comics, he tells me, because that’s what he thought people wanted. If he performed by that rule today, he explains, […]

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Review: The Dragprov Revue

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The Dragprov Revue – a title born out of the marrying together of drag and improv. But in the case of this drag king/drag queen double act, the drag seems almost secondary. The gift Ed Scrivens (‘Eaton Messe’) and Francesca Forristal (‘Christian Adore’) have for improvisation is what carries the show – a talent made […]

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Mi Flamenco Presents: Incognito

Exciting, moving flamenco dance, powerful song, virtuoso guitar and cello – with lots of charm, imagination and theatre thrown in Incognito, by international flamenco company Mi Flamenco is touring for the last time this spring. It is a show not to be missed. It contains all the spirit of authentic, pulsating flamenco, intertwined with the […]

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“Different, New, and Quite Dangerous”: An Interview with Jo Noble

Last year Jo Noble directed Oxford Playhouse’s 17|25 Young Company in Jane Eyre, which “got really good reviews”, she recalls. “It was a complicated text in many ways,” I’m told. “Often in quite dense novels, an awful lot of interest is in the minutiae of the writing, the descriptions and so forth, which of course […]

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The Spirit of Cilla: An Interview with Kara Lily Hayworth

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After acting on screen and stage Kara Lily Hayworth has now risen to play one the UK’s best-loved national treasures. The life of Liverpudlian legend, Cilla Black, has been fashioned into a gorgeous new musical, adapted from the critically-acclaimed ITV mini-series written by BAFTA award-winner Jeff Pope. One of the few truly great all-round entertainers, […]

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Proper Trousers: An Interview with Adam Kashmiry

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Sam Bennett “You were born a girl, in the traditional sense, in Egypt,” I say to Adam Kashmiry, not quite sure of my terminology, “but you wanted to be a boy.” “Yes,” he says. Growing up in Egypt, his expressions of so-called masculinity were not accepted by others – the way he walked, talked and […]

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Christian Adore and Eaton Messe: Wholesome Drag

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Francesca Forristal sits in Oxford’s Jam Factory with a liquorice tea, talking tattoos and her interest in what makes a song or music artist queer, when her friend and comedy partner Ed Scrivens hurries into view. “Oh, wigs, wigs, the wigs, can I see? Can I see?” she says, in reference to what he’s carrying. […]

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Ten Questions: Bianca Del Rio

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We ask the ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ season six winner about Lewis Hamilton, wardrobe malfunctions and Valentine’s Day ahead of her Birmingham Symphony Hall gig this July. You’ve performed ‘Blame it on Bianca Del Rio’ shows in Australia and New Zealand, as well as Asia. Was there one particular gig you enjoyed the most? It would […]

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Welsh University of the Year 2022

Cardiff University has been named Welsh University of the Year in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022. […]

Where could a career with the MDP take you?

The Ministry of Defence Police delivers a specialist armed policing service, to protect the nation’s defences and national infrastructure. From […]

Fighting With Pride: Cenotaph

LGBT+ veterans to remember the fallen at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday for the first time .  It has been announced that […]

PALAVER Festival

A pioneering new LGBTQ+ arts festival specifically for children and families comes to Cambridge Junction 10am-5pm, Thursday 28th October, 2021.    Fatt Projects and Cambridge Junction present PALAVER Festival, […]

WE ARE READY TO OPEN ONCE MORE!

MONDAY 20 – SATURDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2021   The iconic hit musical Priscilla has more glitter than ever before, featuring a dazzling array […]

Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert

At the New Theatre Oxford until Saturday 28 th August A standing ovation is how Priscilla Queen of the Desert concluded last […]

Glow Your Own

Cj Zangerle Murray is an Argentine/English queer, trans, visual artist, musician and educator based in the North East, with an […]

From Caliban to Batman

Shakespeare and superheroes with Inua Ellams Born in Nigeria, Inua Ellams is a UK-based poet, playwright and performer who has written for […]

Illustrating LGBTQ+ Lives

Didcot’s Cornerstone Arts Centre have been working with illustrator Jess Bolam to shine a light on the experiences of Oxfordshire’s LGBTQ+ community. Following a series of […]

Lucy Spraggan On Choices, Childhood and Chocolate

English Singer-songwriter Lucy Spraggan has come a long way since appearing on the X-Factor back in 2012. Now approaching the release of her […]