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Raz

Trafalgar Studios, London (****)

© Oliver Rosser, James Cartwright (Shane)

© Oliver Rosser, James Cartwright (Shane)

As of old, Jim Cartwright’s Raz packs a punch. `Out on the raz’, `getting hammered’, `Friday night is binge night’, they certainly know how to do it `up North’ if Cartwright’s racey homage to an end-of-week night out is anything to go by. Continue reading

The Maids

Trafalgar Studios, London (****)

© Marc Brenner, Laura Carmichael , Uzo Aduba

© Marc Brenner, Laura Carmichael , Uzo Aduba

With The Maids, Jean Genet set his seal as one of the most iconic playwrights of the 20th century. With its hallucinatory text and gender-swopping transformations, The Maids also became a forerunner of the extraordinary phenomenon of `drag’, so influential culturally over the past half century. Continue reading