There’s a lot to like about Napoleon Disrobed at the Arcola Theatre, but its focus on getting laughs in individual moments means the narrative arc is neglected. Only a little work is needed to tighten up the script and give the story more substance, as the core ideas are sound ones.
The night before Parliament votes on Section 28, an amendment to the Local Government Act which prevents schools or similar local authorities from promoting homosexuality, Margaret Thatcher finds herself in a Soho nightclub. This is the fabulous premise to the now iconic drag cabaret: Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho.
After success with Caravan Theatre, now returned for a third year at VAULT, Robin Linde Productions presents All Boxed Up, Sammy Kissin’s seriously surreal black comedy running for six performances only at Waterloo East Theatre at the conclusion of this year’s festival. Learn more below – and then get booking!
What happens when a comedian runs a comedy club in one of the most violently repressed areas of the world? Showtime from the Frontline sounds like it should be a recipe for disaster, yet Mark Thomas’ latest production proves to be one of the wittiest and most heartfelt shows to tour to the Traverse.
Singing along to Madonna whilst intermittently judging bad male figures in politics that are still making disgustingly misogynistic comments openly and without proper punishment given their jurisdiction, suggests Madonna Or Whore? could be the new Saturday night, Come-Shame-With-Me dinner party folly.