You’d need a heart of stone not to be charmed by the gentle joys of Guess How Much I Love You. Sam McBratney’s modern classic bedtime story gets the theatrical treatment thanks to established touring company Selladoor, and the result is a real delight.
Velma Celli thought shows about the music of gay icons had been done to death. The acclaimed Yorkshire-born drag queen – musical theatre actor Ian Stroughair by day – is known for her powerhouse vocals and cabaret nights in London.
An exciting couple of months coming up on the Fringe – this month I’m checking out Theatre N16’s new venue for a couple of shows, for one thing, and next month The Bunker Theatre will be a bit of a hotbed for new writing.
Owing as much to RuPaul’s Drag Race as it does to Coronation Street, The Ruby Slippers is a new show about love, identity and following your dreams, with a true northern warmth and a big gay heart.
“The play explores issues of identity and prejudice in the LGBT community – with outrageous drag queens, of course,” explains one of The Ruby Slippers’ writers and stars, Emma Culshaw.
After playing Australia, New York’s Off-Broadway and to great acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe, Lennon: Through A Glass Onion, written and directed by John Waters, comes to Liverpool for a two week run at the Epstein Theatre – and as rightfully site-specific locations go, it doesn’t get much better than this.