All articles by: Cary Gee

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 …

Theatre: Hardy in West Ham

Published: September 16, 2016
Written by Cary Gee

As a play about Keir Hardie opens in London, Cary Gee speaks to writer James Kenworth, director James Martin Charlton and actor Samuel Casely   From the same creative team …

An extraordinary hour of cabaret gold

Published: August 4, 2016
Written by Cary Gee

Tiger Lillies Soho Theatre, London   Beneath a bloody moon the macabre, clown-like Martyn Jacques picks up an accordion and takes a deep breath. Too much breath. His lungs seem …

Out And About – Cary Gee

Published: July 27, 2016
Written by Cary Gee

When BBCRadio 4 presenter Sima Kotectcha visited her home town of Basingstoke to conduct a discussion about immigration just days after the vote to leave the EU, the very last …

Compelling performer crossing the generations

Published: July 27, 2016
Written by Cary Gee

An Evening With Marc Almond Royal Festival Hall Thank goodness for heat­proof mascara. It’s thirty degrees on the South Bank but Marc Almond’s fans are easy to spot. They are …

Out And About

Published: June 27, 2016
Written by Cary Gee

What’s the point of Gay Pride? is a question I’m often asked by ‘straight’ people. This is often followed by an insistence that my interrogator has ‘no problem with gay’s, …

The operatic voice of sexual politics

Published: June 27, 2016
Written by Cary Gee

L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI Garsington Opera, Wormsley Hall Celebrated interpreter of Rossini, David Parry, returns to Garsington (now at Mark Getty’s Wormsley estate) with The Italian Girl in Algiers directed by …

Look North

Published: June 11, 2016
Written by Cary Gee

The View From Islington North Arts Theatre, London