Interview: Francesca Caruso Talks Religion, Clowning & Solo Show Pater Noster

Francesca Caruso’s solo show, Pater Noster, has just enjoyed an online run via the Command Fringe Festival and is set to be available for audiences again very soon. Here she shares insights into her love of clowning and bouffonnerie and the personal experiences of religion which prompted her to explore Catholicism and its rituals in... Continue Reading →

Spotlight on: The Best of LGBTQ+ Stories & Characters on Stage

Just in the nick of time, I’m marking the last few hours of Pride Month with a look at some of the best examples of theatre productions celebrating and exploring LGBTQ+ stories, characters, history and culture. From accosting social commentary to joyous sequin-clad drag queens to moving takes on body dysmorphia and transgender experiences and... 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 →

Lionman: The Great Escape(s)

Monday 2nd March 2020 at Harrogate Theatre (Studio). ⭐️⭐️⭐️ In Dapertutto Theatre’s Lionman we meet Leanard, your classic awkward hermit-intellectual type. Holed up in an uninspiring rented room and flanked by mildly interesting neighbours and an oddball landlady, he cracks out obituaries as a day job while dreaming of more fantastical adventures for himself. Never... Continue Reading →

Riot Act: Vital Recognition of LGBTQ+ History & Experience

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 →

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