We caught up with Kyle Ramar Freeman who plays the lead role of Usher in Queer Black musical, A Strange Loop, to talk about his love of performing and all the things that make the show so special.
British Ballroom pioneer and father of the House of Revlon, Jay Jay Revlon, has turned his sights to the stage as the creative director of Sundown Kiki Reloaded. In the following interview, he discusses his introduction to Ballroom, his wider relationship with theatre and why Sundown Kiki is a must-see show.
I had the lovely opportunity to interview the gifted and multi-hyphenated Cheryl May Coward-Walker. Our conversation was delightful, Cheryl is a graceful, yet enthusiastic conversationalist. We talked about her play The Wedding Speech and its upcoming run, mother-daughter relationships and their many different forms, identity, being an independent artist and the healing journey. Tell us […]
After Halloween is over, I know what’s coming, so I slowly prepare myself for the season. I find this time of the year a little challenging because of bereavement and grief. It’s usually a reminder for me that the Christmas I once knew, will never return. For others this may look like being estranged from […]
It is a Wednesday evening and the second week of Glasgow’s COP26 Summit. At this point, I am becoming increasingly numb to certain phrases like climate action, green energy, and sustainability. The climate change ‘debate’ feels a bit removed from me, I do my bit, I do not drive, recycle, turn off the lights and […]
Rachael Young is a woman who needs no introduction. A powerhouse of theatre who manages to combine a slew of creative disciplines and social commentary so effortlessly to create the multifaceted work that only she can. “Freeing” is the recurring word in our conversation. I do not need to reiterate that this year has been […]
On Friday 23 October I was privileged enough to see a staged reading of …cake at Theatre Peckham by the lauded Babirye Bukilwa (Women’s Prize for Playwriting 2020 finalist and Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2019 shortlist). I use the word privileged not in a hyperbolic sense, rather reverentially I felt like I was watching the […]
Michelle Tiwo is a star. Their talents shine brighter than their smile and with more than a few jobs under their belt, they are currently taking centre stage at the Bush Theatre as the one of two queer black performers having joined Outbox Theatre’s And The Rest of Me Floats last month. Outside of being […]
Tuesday saw the lift off of Playhouse Theatre’s show Caroline, or Change directed by Michael Longhurst. The musical fronted by Sharon D Clarke who is best known for playing Killer Queen in We Will Rock You and Oda Mae Brown in Ghost the Musical, was filled with heart, soul and blues. Set in Louisiana during the early 60’s, we […]
Travis Alabanza is the definition of extraordinary. BURGERZ, the solo performance show written and performed by Travis Alabanza and directed by Sam Curtis Lindsay debuted last Friday at Hackney Showroom to a full house of familiar queer faces all in attendance to watch and explore the story and trauma inspired by a horrifying experience. The […]