‘Drag fabulist’ Dickie Beau talks about his performance Blackouts: Twilight of the Idols which will be on at Chelsea Theatre from 5 – 13 November. He explains how he managed to access the recordings of Marilyn Monroe’s last interview.
Trans speaker Leng Montgomery reviews Liz Hodgkinson’s revised book From a Girl to a Man: How Laura Became Michael. It tells the true story of the world’s first female to male trans person, who lived from 1915 – 1962.
We also hear Rosie’s interview with writer Jon Brittain about his new play Rotterdam which runs at Battersea’s Theatre 503 until 21 November. In it, Alice finally tells her parents she’s gay only for her girlfriend to decide to start living as a man. Does this make her straight?
Alex Goldberg speaks to Oliver Johnstone who takes on the role of student newspaper editor Drew in Christopher Shinn’s play Teddy Ferrara. Inspired by real events, this story of campus politics and loneliness is on at the Donmar Warehouse until 5 December.
For rights reasons the music is not on the podcast, but here’s what we played on the live show:
1) Nina Simone: Just Like a Woman from the album The Essential Nina Simone Vol.
2) Danni Nicholls: Where the Blue Train Goes from the album Mockingbird Lane