Rosie speaks to actor Charlie Condou who currently stars in ‘Next Fall’ at Southwark Playhouse. Geoffrey Nauffts’ play depicts a gay couple in New York and the impact religion has on their relationship.
Writer Clayton Littlewood reviews ‘Single Spies’ at the Rose Theatre in Kingston. It’s a double bill consisting of Alan Bennett’s ‘An Englishman Abroad’ and ‘A Question of Attribution’, which revolve around the Cambridge Spies Guy Burgess and Anthony Blunt.
Sculptural artist Andrew Logan speaks about his ‘Alternative Miss World’, a competition, which takes place on 18th October at Shakespeare’s Globe.
Rosie chats to artist Lisa Gornick who presents her Live Drawing Shows. It’s an intimate comedy storytelling show with live drawing, stories and revelations along the way. She also reviews ‘Lilting’, which is out on DVD. Starring Ben Wishaw, the film tells of a Cambodian-Chinese mother who not only has to deal with her son’s death but also with getting to know his ex-partner.
Actor Mark Farrelly talks about ‘Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope’, a solo show he has written and in which he performs. After a successful run in Edinburgh and at the St James Theatre, it can be seen again at Greenwich Theatre on 23rd October 2014.
Filmmaker Veronica McKenzie gives us details about her latest project ‘Finding Home’. It focuses on LGBT refugees and their experience in the UK. The screening is on 31st October at the Southbank University.
Rosie welcomes Catherine Hall, author of ‘The Repercussions’. It tells the story of Jo, a war photographer, who comes to terms with her past when discovering her great-aunt’s diary.
We hear from Sarah Waters who offers us an insight into her latest novel ‘The Paying Guests’. Set in 1920s London, it portrays the impoverished widow Mrs Wray and her spinster daughter, who are obliged to take in lodgers.
This year’s Polari First Book Prize winner Diriye Osman presents his collection of stories called ‘Fairytales for Lost Children’. The book features young, gay and lesbian Somalis who face the complexities of family, identity and the immigrant experience on their way to personal freedom.
Rosie talks to Dean Atta, whose book ‘I Am Nobody’s Nigger’ has been shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize and explores race, identity and sexuality.
Director Chris Goode talks about his project ‘Longwave’, a comedy without dialogue. The performance can be seen at Shoreditch Townhall between 4th and 8th November 2014.
Author James Dawson chats about his book called ‘This Book is Gay’, a guide to sex and relationships for young LGBT people. James appears as part of The Write Idea Festival in East London on 15th November.
We hear from Daniel Ribero who directed the coming-of-age film ‘The Way He Looks’. It is about a blind teenager in Sao Paolo who discovers his sexuality. The film won the Teddy Award at this year’s film festival Berlinale.
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