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‘Subtle and sinister’: Republicans’ anti-drag crusade seen as assault on LGBTQ+ rights
Hundreds of anti-LGBTQ+ laws were introduced in 2023, including bans on drag shows, but many have been struck down

Adam Gabbatt

19, Sep, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Taylor Mac returns with a new extravaganza: ‘We’re trying to hypnotise everybody to be more queer’
There’s a deficit of songs just for queer people, Taylor Mac says. So the US artist has written 54 new ones, to be performed across a four-hour spectacle

Steve Dow

17, Aug, 2023 @3:00 PM

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P.S. Burn This Letter Please by Craig Olsen review – tales from New York’s drag scene
An eccentric retelling of the lives, loves and traumas of 1950s and 60s queens

Ryan Gilbey

17, Aug, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Jodie Mitchell: Becoming John Travulva review – skilful weaving of drag, standup and storytelling
Identity politics are deftly and hilariously tackled, with the help of a diamante-studded sporran, in a compelling show

Rachael Healy

17, Aug, 2023 @8:00 AM

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La Cage aux Folles review – dazzling revival is hilarious and heartfelt
This adaptation of the classic musical is a joy, from the faded nightclub set to Carl Mullaney’s showstopping I Am What I Am

Miriam Gillinson

10, Aug, 2023 @12:35 PM

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‘I cannot tolerate the lightest skank’: how club performers care for their costumes
Club costumes have to survive a ‘long and brutal run’ on the dancefloor. Here, two performers share what goes into maintaining their looks

Lucianne Tonti

07, Aug, 2023 @3:00 PM

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The Unabridged Mrs Vera’s Daybook review – lovable profile of drag-artist campaigners
Straightforward telling of artists David Faulk and Michael Johnstone’s story of love and activism is warm and heartfelt

Leslie Felperin

31, Jul, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Teacher fired by Texas Christian school for attending drag show
Kristi Maris, who worked at school for 19 years, lost job after going to show in her own time and posting it on social media

Richard Luscombe

27, Jul, 2023 @6:58 PM

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Modest review – rollicking tale of star Victorian artist
Elizabeth Thompson takes on the whiskered lads of the Royal Academy in a show that bubbles over with charisma

Arifa Akbar

05, Jul, 2023 @2:41 PM

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Cabaret legend Justin Vivian Bond: ‘When I sing, you can hear the drinks and cigarettes I’ve had’
From kicking out the teeth of a dead cow onstage to popularising the prefix Mx, the performer has blazed a trail. Now 60, Bond talks about channeling rage into comedy – and nonconformity into revolution

Kate Wyver

03, Jul, 2023 @12:56 PM

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How a 24-hour drag show predicted the past seven years in America
Just before Trump’s election, Taylor Mac staged a spectacular queer history of the US that was mysteriously prophetic about the culture wars that would follow

Lois Beckett

30, Jun, 2023 @10:26 AM

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This Tory pantomime is becoming a real drag | Brief letters
Brief letters: Drag queens | It’s a bun fight | Party food | Inflation

23, Jun, 2023 @4:04 PM

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