This timeless story, sadly still as relevant today as when it was first written in the late 90s, even in enlightened cities such as New York, tells the heart-warming heart-breaking tale of two women falling in love, exploring their lesbianism for the first time and dealing with the devastating consequences of homophobia.Read more
Whilst a large amount of LGBT drama in theatres in London is something of a good thing and not something I want to see change (Desolate Heaven, Sour Lips, Stop Kiss, Freakoid and Love on Trial this month alone - we're quite literally spoilt for choice!); I have to admit that I would like to see more plays with a positive story, or at least a happy ending.Read more
With the start of the Arab Spring in December 2010 a new blogger captured the owrld's attention, Gay Girl In Damascus. Amina Arraf was a young American-Syrian woman whose had returned to Damascus with her family as they wanted to be part of building a new Syria. Her blogs were fiesty and a sweet mix of the universal, cultural specifics and politics.Read more
Karamel is a friendly, intimate venue. The evening's entertainment is complimented by the offer of a pre-show meal at the Karamel cafe. It is well worth taking up the offer to have a great menu choice, excellent food and fab value. (But do book your table in advance as it can get busy in there!)Read more
Tonight we joined Belle, Sharia Law, and a bunch of cheesy pouffs at the preview of the RVT panto 'The Comatose Beauty'.
As we've come to expect from previous years, the topical and cynical drag panto humoured a mixed audience.
The workshop leader became writer and director of the piece - devised through a number of character development sessions. It is refreshing to see a play that is organic, where the actors and the characters are the text and where several story lines from very different starting points can come together in a harmony.Read more
The atmospheric Southwark Playhouse, with it's exposed brick-lined arches, dark moody ambiance and classic Blur pumping through the sound system wafting into the auditorium, was the perfect setting for this nostalgic trip that takes the audience winding gently back to the cultural oasis of the late 90s.Read more
What is it about actors who play lesbian characters that makes us become immediate fans of them and claim them as part of the lesbian and bi women’s community? It doesn’t even seem to matter if the actor is gay themselves. Lip Service actor Fiona Button (“Tess”) is in a new play. And for the Theatre Company producing the play, Theatre503 it would seem that they want to make the most of the cache Fiona Button has developed with her lesbian and Lip Service fans.Read more
To summarise this panto: a country lesbian, Whit, moves to London with her cat, meets a girl and immediately falls in love. However there are challenges to overcome such as the girlfriend's allergy to Whit's pussy, a love triangle, a drug dealing villain and a permanently hungover fairy godmother. As you'd expect, it all works out in the end, via some random plotting, oh and there's lots of singing too.Read more
If you’re a lesbian (especially in London), and you remember coming out, this one woman musical tells your story.
The joys of buying the L Word, reading the Whole lesbian sex Book, going organic, wanting to be in those lesbian TV shows, and your first Gingerbeer picnic, all told in a humorous and beautifully sung, part stand-up/part cabaret performance.
We don’t want to give too much away because this panto really is worth a visit, although this is certainly not the panto to take your children (or parents) to – Robyn Hood is strictly for adults only!Read more