Review: Velma Celli’s Me and My Divas

Saturday 19th March 2022 at York Theatre Royal.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Some shows are perfect re-set material, and this is one of them. Me and My Divas is a generous dose of escapism which sees drag artist Velma Celli (Aka Ian Stroughair) take to the stage with an irresistible charm and a belting, versatile voice to handle some of... Continue Reading →

Interview: Francesca Forristal Talks Theatre, Drag & the Importance of Laughing to Learn

My latest gossipy chinwag is with Francesca Forristal, comedy and songwriter, actor and drag artist extraordinaire. Here Francesca talks about getting into the arts, the importance of broad thinking when it comes to drag artists and why it’s so important to laugh at the difficult subjects in order to truly engage with and understand them.... Continue Reading →

Review: Riot Act (Touring)

Friday 7th February 2020 at Harrogate Theatre (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Alexis Gregory’s arresting solo show takes the testimonies of three important figures in the LGBTQ+ community and places their words and experiences at the centre of an impressive hour long verbatim piece. Though the stage is an empty space ripe for conjuring the past through the... Continue Reading →

Review: A Night at the Musicals (Touring)

Wednesday 18th December 2019 at Leeds Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is one of those relentlessly fabulous shows which leaves you smiling and giggling away to yourself long after the house lights come up. In A Night at the Musicals, we’re treated to a delicious feast of theatricality which delivers genuinely fantastic voices, sassy sardonic stand up... Continue Reading →

Review: Kinky Boots (Tour)

Tuesday 9th April 2019 at the Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Kinky Boots strutted into the Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds last night like it owned the whole damn city. It was faaabulous! With wise-cracking and heartfelt book by Harvey Fierstein alongside fierce, catchy anthems and powerhouse ballads from Cyndi Lauper it’s... Continue Reading →

Review: La Cage Aux Folles (Tour)

Saturday 3rd June, 2017 at the Grand Opera House, York. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ La Cage Aux Folles is the work of creators Arthur Laurents, Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Herman and this production of the long-standing classic is directed by Martin Connor - the show has enjoyed huge success since the 1980s and I hope to see more... Continue Reading →

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