REVIEW: Queers Part 2, Old Vic Theatre ✭✭✭✭

Queers Part 2 Old Vic Theatre

Queers Part 2 The Old Vic Theatre 31 July 2017 Four stars In the first set of monologues curated by Mark Gatiss under the banner of Queers at the Old Vic, we were given insights into the gay lives of three men and a woman over the past century as they sought happiness against the odds. In the second set, we go down the pub to meet four more people who each show us other aspects of being gay over the past seven decades, with several again finding unexpected pleasures in spite of society’s disapproval and hate. In The Safest Spot in Town, Fredrick tells us how he became part of the hedonistic bohemian world of Bloomsbury and Soho before World War Two after arriving from the West Indies. Keith Jarrett’s monologue gives us a glimpse of the underground world of London where gay men could have some semblance of … Read more

Autumn Donmar Warehouse Season Announced

Michelle Dockery to star in Les Liaisons Dangereuses at the Donmar Warehouse

Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Josie Rourke today announced the theatre’s Autumn season of three plays which includes Abi Morgan’s Splendour directed by Associate Director Robert Hastie, the UK Premiere of Christopher Shinn’s Teddy Ferrara directed by Dominic Cooke and the thirty-year revival of Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton directed by Rourke herself. Artistic Director Josie Rourke said: One of the things that most excites me about this season is the strong leading roles for women. It is a thrill to announce a season of work that features, in plays by living writers, women of the calibre and power of Zawe Ashton, Sinéad Cusack, Michelle Dockery, Michelle Fairley, Genevive O’Reilly and Janet McTeer, who returns to the Donmar and the London stage. This, combined with the transfer of Phyllida Lloyd’s second instalment in her trilogy of all-female Shakespeares to New York shows a programme of work in deep conversation with … Read more

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