All articles by: Cary Gee

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

Out and About – Cary Gee

Published: May 28, 2016
Written by Cary Gee

Between Boris Johnson’s apocalyptic invocation of the Fuhrer, and the worthless, bitter moaning of Nigel Farage and the affluent from Broadstairs and Basingstoke, it’s easy to forget that those who …

Out and About – Cary Gee

Published: April 29, 2016
Written by Cary Gee

A YouGov opinion poll published 10 days before Londoners go to the polls to elect a new mayor put Labour’s Sadiq Khan 20 points ahead of Zac ­Goldsmith.

Out and About – Cary Gee

Published: April 1, 2016
Written by Cary Gee

“I’m Out and Proud”, declared Boris Johnson as he appealed to the LGBT community in Britain to vote “Leave” in the European Union referendum.

NINA CONTI – In Your Face­

Published: March 7, 2016
Written by Cary Gee

‘Most ventriloquists…’ begins Nina Conti; ‘…die on cruise ships’ finishes her monkey, by way of introduction. He’s quick, her monkey. ‘I just say the first thing that comes into her …

Out and About – Cary Gee

Published: March 5, 2016
Written by Cary Gee

During the Winter of Discontent (1978-79,) a mountain of rubbish was piled high in Leicester Square after Westminster Council declared that there was nowhere else to dump it. This was, …