Chelsea Manning, the US soldier imprisoned for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, now stands accused of misconduct stemming from her suicide attempt earlier this month and could land in solitary confinement indefinitely, her lawyers said on Thursday. In response to her suicide attempt, playwright Stan Richardson of the forthcoming Edinburgh […]
Joe’s NYC Bar is an immersive, interactive, improvisational performance experience where the audience are transported to a bar in Brooklyn where not everybody know’s your name, but they’re willing the learn it, if you’re willing to participate. No subject is off topic, and with a company from Downtown Orlando coming […]
Alice wants to come out as a lesbian. Her girlfriend wants to start living as a man. It’s New Year in Rotterdam and Alice has finally plucked up the courage to email her parents and tell them she’s gay. But before she can hit send, her girlfriend reveals that he […]
Jo Clifford is an award-winning playwright, translator, poet and performer, who has also worked as a journalist and academic. She was instrumental in establishing the reputation of the Traverse Theatre Company in the 1980s.
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“After reading the Crucible and realising what a cunt I’d made of myself I desperately needed something to redeem my confidence. I wanted the perfect role. A solid, deep 3 minutes that showcased my range and my cast-ability for the upcoming seasons. An engaging speech that showcased my face, voice […]
Those of you who have been reading LGBTicons for a while now may recognise Hoggett’s name from our review of The Glass Menagerie last year. We’ve been looking for an excuse to feature the gorgeous movement director/choreographer Steven Hoggett on these pages for a long time now, but our policy […]
Over many late nights during my last year of drama school, overworked head full of theatre productions, closeted young body starved of sex, I came across Alan Bennett on the television screen. Volume down very low so that my grandmother (with whom I lodged) would not be disturbed, I encountered Patricia Routledge, […]
Trans Scripts is a 100-minute stage play that incorporates verbatim material culled from over 200 hours of interviews with 70 people from around the world who identify on the transgender scale. Its characters range broadly in age, ethnicity, socio-economic status, educational level and gender. The play is currently performed with […]
Last week, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme launched to much fanfare as the festival set yet more records with 11% growth meaning 2014 will see 49,497 performances of 3,193 shows in 299 venues across Scotland’s capital city, making it the biggest ever in the history of the Fringe. There are […]