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Mohand & Peter

There isn’t much more of a hot topic at the moment than that of refugees, as the crisis in Ukraine intensifies. However, as many have been quick to point out, this is far from the only country feeling the effects of war in March 2022. PSYCHEdelight’s new show, Mohand & Peter, focuses on the troubles […]

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Cock

  “But that’s what this is, isn’t it? The ultimate bitch fight.” Watching Mike Bartlett’s play Cock today, it seems strange to think that it was actually written 13 years ago, as it covers themes that are so resonant with life in 2022. Presumably it has had some tweaks over the years, as language and laws […]

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical

If you’ve seen Moulin Rouge! The Musical and loved it, I’d advise you to read no further – this is not going to be pleasant. Pretty much as soon as the film came out in 2001, people were clamouring for a stage version so they could visit Baz Lurhmann’s fantastical Moulin Rouge club for real, […]

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#FilmFebruary: Dear Mr Scott

Thank you for blaming the flop of your recent film, The Last Duel, on millennials. It annoyed me at the time, as you had fallen into the classic trap of confusing Gen Z for millennials (those of us in the latter group are ever so slightly older) – apparently it’s easily done, but that doesn’t make […]

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Dirty Dancing

“Are you having the time of your life?” Can someone remind me the name of the song that’s most associated with Dirty Dancing, as I just can’t recall it… (Says the person who tweeted the same joke before the show started, groaning all the while.) As you may have guessed, the stage version of the […]

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Riot Act

February is LGBT+ History Month – so to celebrate that, Alexis Gregory’s one-man show Riot Act heads to Stream.Theatre as a digital production. Filmed at the Hackney Empire and performed by the writer, the show has previously run in-person at the Duchess Theatre, the King’s Head & the Arcola, as well as multiple tours. This […]

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#FilmFebruary: “We need to let go of the idea of what ‘best person for the job’ looks like in our mind”

You’ve seen the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite (or one of its many cousins) knocking about for a few years now – but what’s that all about? Do you mean to say that awards ceremonies aren’t meritocracies? Basically, yeah. And it’s not just the glitzy end of season parties that have a diversity problem; improvements still need to […]

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AVA: The Secret Conversations

On the anniversary of Hollywood legend Ava Gardner’s death, she lived again in the form of Elizabeth McGovern, whose play AVA: The Secret Conversations opened at Hammersmith’s Riverside Studios last night. It’s based on the book written by Gardner in conjunction with Peter Evans, and co-stars Anatol Yusef as Evans (and a range of other […]

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