Review: The Story of Bart

Review: The Story of Bart

  Despite a grand revival of Fings Ain’t What They Used T’Be at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, Lionel Bart seems to have dropped out of favour.  In the 50s he was the hell raising wunderkind of both pop and musical theatre, firmly cementing his success...
Review: Christina Bianco’s Party of One

Review: Christina Bianco’s Party of One

Oooh, Christina Bianco, aren’t you a fierce little bundle of talent? Afflicted, in her own words, with an ability and an enthusiasm to sing almost any style of music from a very young age, she’s blossomed into an entertainer whose capability is both formidable, and...
Review: Naked Hope by Mark Farrelly

Review: Naked Hope by Mark Farrelly

  I met Quentin Crisp on his first book tour after John Hurt’s daring portrayal in the 1975 TV movie The Naked Civil Servant turned him into an overnight celebrity at the tender age of 66. What struck me was that off-stage he was gentle and charming and calm, but...
Diagnosis Merde : Marcel Lucont IS

Diagnosis Merde : Marcel Lucont IS

I think my affaire with Marcel Lucont may be over. This was our third date – a thrilling quickie at Alternative Eurovision was followed by a longer more impassioned evening together soon after, but one year on during which time he didn’t phone, he didn’t write, this...
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