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‘As seen through the glitter filled eyes of a drag gueen. the play focuses on the build—up to the Stonewall riot in 1969. It's a Visual feast wrth glitter and lots of it. on skin. hair. howties and underwear 7 you name it. it's covered in glitter. ‘In Australia. the film has become a cult classrc.‘ says Beadle Blair. ‘People have parties where they dress up as characters from the film and recite the script. Expect great big high—kicking numbers. entertainment. magic. humour. and if you want to see a drag queen do the splits. this is the show to watch.‘ (Nicola Husband)

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Currently biking from Suffolk to Edinburgh. ambitious and energetic playwright, Joel Horwood (Food 2006i. takes a well—earned break from the saddle to discuss his new play. which he describes as 'a Western set in Suffolk.

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After contemplating the logistics of travelling to Edinburgh in a tractor. Hugh Hughes moves on to describe his new show for this year's Fringe. ‘In it. I'm comparing and contrasting the death of my father. With the death of my neighbours rahbrt.‘

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