Reviews

NYC Downlow

NYC Downlow

Created to highlight excellence in homocentric dance music – vintage house, disco, soul and funk – the NYC Downlow was born at Glastonbury Festival in 2007. It’s a temporary, counter-cultural,…
Bravado by Scottee

Bravado by Scottee

Bravado is a show by the artist Scottee. It’s a memoir of working class masculinity from 1991 to 1999. I’ve known Scottee since he was a teenager, when he hit the…
My Heart Will Go On for Dion

My Heart Will Go On for Dion

I went to a Celine Dion concert and loved it. There. I’ve said it. Didn’t sound right. Doesn’t look right. But, it’s true. In fact, the entire evening, with its…
George Michael

George Michael

George Michael has died at his home at the age of 53. Firstly, he was a uniquely talented singer and songwriter. In addition, he was a scream inducing global pin-up,…
Shopping and Fucking

Shopping and Fucking

Mark Ravenhill’s Shopping and Fucking hit British theatre like a punch from an angry junkie. Twenty years later it’s been revived at the Hammersmith Lyric. Can it still pack a…
The Acropolis Museum

The Acropolis Museum

Regardless of the legal complexities and fears of ‘setting a precedent’ we should return the Parthenon marbles, says Stewart Who? When I first came to Athens in ’87, Stuart Laing…
McQueen

McQueen

McQueen is a new play by James Phillips. The production takes inspiration from the late designer’s runway shows, mixing fact and fantasy to create a ‘beautiful and haunting voyage’. It…
Grace Jones

Grace Jones

Grace Jones is the ultimate pop star; gorgeous, timeless, unearthly and endlessly inventive. She exists in her own time zone and as a live act, never fails to deliver a…
Hotwired

Hotwired

My first physical encounter with the world of leather and fetish was at the smoky circus of S&M known as The Colherne in Earl’s Court. Located at 261 Old Brompton…