This article contains spoilers. Episode one of Russell T Davies’ Years and Years ends with Russell Tovey fucking a man as the world ends. That seems a flippant summary, but for gay men sex has always been, and still is, a political act. Seemingly apt from the writer who brought the world Queer as Folk and caused much…… Continue reading New Article: Years And Years
First published on my research blog 25th August 2017 Almost a week ago now, Prior Walter bid the Lyttleton theatre ‘More Life’ one last time. Twenty-four years earlier it had opened next door in the Cottesloe. And some 14 or so years earlier they Angel first crashed into my life. Since then it’s…… Continue reading A Kind of Painful Progress; Angels in America and Me.
This piece was originally written for Wales Arts Review, the full version can be found here. “History is about the crack wide open” warns the Angels to Prior Walter. And history, of Reagan, 80s America and AIDS is certainly on show for all to see in the National Theatre’s revival of Angels in America. But…… Continue reading Flying the Angel of History