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Edward II Q&A podcast: What do Christopher Marlowe & Jordan Tannahill have in common?

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The plays may have been written 420-odd years apart, but I was really struck by how many parallels there were between the discussion I hosted last week, to the European premiere of Jordan Tannahill’s Late Company at Trafalgar Studios, and the one I hosted last night, to Christopher Marlowe‘s 16th-century classic Edward II.

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Podcast: Mart Crowley & The Boys in the Band cast on making history

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Mart Crowley’s seminal play, The Boys in the Band, premiered in New York in 1968, just 14 months before the Stonewall riots that ignited the gay rights movement. Long before the likes of Martin Sherman‘s Bent (1979), Tony Kushner‘s Angels in America (1993) or Kevin Elyot‘s My Night With Reg (1994), this play broke new ground, changing history and the landscape of gay theatre.