THEGAYUK

We Are Gay UK

THEATRE REVIEW | Victorian & Gay – where cooks cook, and ladies lady

What chestnut-cracking season’s complete without multiple bonkers reenactments of Dicken’s Scrooge, pussy jokes articulated in beautiful Victorian English, a couple of murders and some good old festive references to sodomy – falalalala la la la la? ★★★★

Writers Bethany Greenwood and Steffi Walker bring you their Victorian & Gay yuletide offerings, complete with coarse caroling, a Kate Bush impersonation, Wuthering Heights innuendos, decorated with imbibing and trimmed with Jingle-Belling horseplay.
You’ll feel as though you’re part of the merry, mulled wine fuelled mischief as you sit in Lady Ermintrude’s (Bethany Greenwood) and Lady Griselda’s (Steffi Walker) parlour, gawping at the goodwill gropings, soaking up the sh*t-stick, nun-f*cking, five-gold-ringing banter. If you’re lucky, dashing Gideon (Monty Jones) might share his good tidings, and sleigh-bell his plum-pudding on your Christmas-tree, (sit on ya knee).
This is a non-stop 80 mins of festive frolics, a royal Noël, and the reality that being attracted to the same sex was no Winter Wonderland when Queen Victoria reigned. Director Dave Spencer’s magic matches that of Saint Nicholas with this medley of narratives, portrayed seamlessly as if you were a wiseman at the scene after Virgin Mary popped out the crucifix-lounger.
Mrs Winterbottom’s (Lottie Davies) boobage, drunken friskiness and Welsh inflections make her the shiniest bauble, sparkliest star and filthiest fairy on this Xmas evergreen. To get you Rockin’ Around ya crimbo conifer and jolly with eggnog-ing spirit, Victorian & Gay should be on your Christmas list.
Mon to Sat: 8 – 31 Dec 2015

7.45pm & 5.45pm (selected dates) £14/£12
http://www.thehopetheatre.com/productions/victorian-and-gay/
The Hope Theatre, 207 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1RL
Phone: 0333 666 3366

Advertisements
Advertisements

Reviewed by Thabian Sutherland

LGBT+ media is under threatCan you help?

We’re aiming to be ad-free and we can with your help. With Facebook and Google hoovering up most of the ad spend in the UK, it’s never been harder to be a publisher – let alone a niché publisher.

If you like what we do please consider helping us out so THEGAYUK can continue to exist.

Let's talk dataTo continue using this site please read the following information

This site, like almost every other site on the web, collects certain amounts of data about its users. Including analytical data about where you are, the browser type you are using and how many pages you view. Unless you specifically sign up to any of our services all of this information is non-identifiable, which means although we know you've visited our site - we don't know who you are.

Some of the advertising partners that we use will also collect information about you. Allowing us to collect the data we need in order to run this site is mandatory and cannot be opted out of. If you are unable or unwilling to accept this policy, please click away now.

If you sign up to any of our services including our mailing list - we promise to keep any details you provide to us safe - and you can, of course, request that they are deleted at any time.

CLICK TO SEE GDPR POLICY
Seems you really like us!Keep us in your box - sign up to a free newsletter

%d bloggers like this: