All articles by: Cary Gee

Cabaret: Filthy funny bunny

Published: March 12, 2017
Written by Cary Gee

Lady Bunny: Trans-Jester Soho Theatre, London Lady Bunny, NYC drag legend and founder of drag-fest Wigstock, does a nice line in self-deprecation. Before sashaying onto the stage, beneath a blonde …

Out And About

Published: March 11, 2017
Written by Cary Gee

Three years ago the owner of the Totalitarian Art Gallery in Amsterdam escaped punishment by the courts after being found ‘guilty’ of selling several copies of Mein Kampf. Even though …

Comedy: Christie in bloom

Published: February 28, 2017
Written by Cary Gee

Bridget Christie: Because You Demanded It Leicester Square Theatre, London Bridget Christie doesn’t “do” politics. She does horticulture. In particular, she likes fuschias. Perhaps because of their very suburban ordinariness. …

Out And About

Published: February 12, 2017
Written by Cary Gee

Within hours of arriving in NYC in the early ‘90s, my first visit unaccompanied and unencumbered, I set out on a pilgrimage. My destination was not one of the usual …

Books: The tricky truth about a born fabricator

Published: February 12, 2017
Written by Cary Gee

Beryl Bainbridge: Love By All Sorts Of Means by Brendan King Bloomsbury £25 In an unusually frank introduction, Dame Beryl Bainbridge’s biographer, long-time assistant Brendan King, admits that he has …

Out & About: Cary Gee

Published: January 17, 2017
Written by Cary Gee

George Orwell, in The Road to Wigan Pier, mused:?“Would it not be better if (the poor) spent more money on wholesome things like oranges and wholemeal bread, or if they …

Music: Sweet home run for Alabama 3

Published: December 20, 2016
Written by Cary Gee

Alabama 3 Shepherds Bush O2, London Quite how the Alabama 3 have survived long enough to celebrate their 20th anniversary is one of rock’s great mysteries. Up there with the …

Comedy: Lee packs a punch

Published: December 3, 2016
Written by Cary Gee

Stewart Lee: Content Provider Leicester Square Theatre, London On a stage dressed entirely with other comedian’s bargain basement DVDs – cheaper than bricks made of old dog shit – and …

Out And About: Cary Gee

Published: December 3, 2016
Written by Cary Gee

Foreign visitors to Cuba are lucky if they even get to glimpse a Castro, let alone meet one. On my very first trip to the island, I got lucky. Before …

Books: A fable of celebrity

Published: November 18, 2016
Written by Cary Gee

The Fall Of the House Of Wilde by Emer O’Sullivan Bloomsbury £25 In this “inversion of the American Dream”, Emer O’Sullivan takes us on a right royal romp from riches …

Theatre: Just Ade as William

Published: November 18, 2016
Written by Cary Gee

Bits of Me Are Falling Apart Soho Theatre, London If, like me, you’ve always found middle class neuroses inherently uninteresting, you may wish to avoid Adrian Edmondson’s adaptation of William …

Out And About

Published: November 4, 2016
Written by Cary Gee

W hen I interviewed my dear and much missed friend, the late Howard Marks, for Tribune Magazine, back in January 2014, I asked him what would deter people from taking …

Opera: A dream Fairy Queen

Published: October 25, 2016
Written by Cary Gee

The Fairy Queen Academy of Ancient Music, Barbican, ­London With the restoration in 1660 came once more a growth of theatrical and musical entertainment in London’s theatres, emerging in the …

Out And About

Published: October 13, 2016
Written by Cary Gee

I can’t even remember the day the letter arrived. Certainly no one bothered to wait at home for the mail. Least of all me. I had a valley to conquer …

Theatre: Vicious performance

Published: September 28, 2016
Written by Cary Gee

Sid Above the Arts Theatre London Leon Fleming’s one man show, Sid, is ostensibly about one punk rocker’s fixation with Sid Vicious. Never mind that Sid may have killed his …

Out And About: Cary Gee

Published: September 19, 2016
Written by Cary Gee

The UK Parliament boasts more ‘out’ LGBT members than any other parliament in the world. I was recently commissioned to interview some of them for the gay glossy magazine Pride …

Theatre: Little evidence of genius

Published: September 16, 2016
Written by Cary Gee

Britten In Brooklyn Wilton’s Music Hall, London   In Britten in Brooklyn writer Zoe Lewis presents a snapshot of life in 7 Middagh Street, NYC, where Benjamin Britten escaped war-torn …