Kathy Griffin telling it all – a review Or how to deal with Trump and the media

Kathy  Griffin telling it all – a review Or how to deal with Trump and the media

Kathy Griffin was for the first time in Amsterdam. She is on a world tour after she was ostracized in her own country. Her world tour is a way for her to earn a living, but most of all to tell her international fans what happened to her after the Trump election. Kathy Griffin has always been een outspoken comedian and also an outspoken fighter for LGBTQI rights. In May 2017 she caused a furore…

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Bleach – a review The downfall of a rent boy

Bleach – a review The downfall of a rent boy

Recently we saw Bleach, a play by the British Exist Theatre group. The play was performed in the Compagnie theatre as part of the Amsterdam Fringe Festival. This festival showcases every september upcoming theatre talent in unexpected locations around the city during eleven days. A great way to discover international talent and this play was a good example of that. Bleach, the story Bleach tells the story of Tyler Everett, a rent boy in London….

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Lellebel Musical for 20 years anniversary of the dragbar Performances all sold out, extra performance added

Lellebel Musical for 20 years anniversary of the dragbar Performances all sold out, extra performance added

Dragbar Lellebel celebrates its’ 20 years anniversary this year. And to celebrate it in style, they put on a musical. “Lellebel the Musical” is an initiative of Hans Wijtenburg. It will be performed in Amsterdam on 19th, 20th and 21st of October. However, all performances are already sold out! So they put on an extra performance on the 23rd of October in Purmerend (a city north of Amsterdam). What is Lellebel the musical about? The musical…

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A comedian tells it all – review of Darkroom Diaries Johan Goossens first comedy show in English

A comedian tells it all – review of Darkroom Diaries Johan Goossens first comedy show in English

Darkroom Diaries is a new comedy show in English by Johan Goossens, written out of necessity. People visiting his others shows were complaining about the five minutes of jokes about sex. So Johan decided to cut out those five minutes and write a whole show about sex. And the necessity was also born out of a booking to do shows in Brighton (UK), so Goossens needed to write a English language show. We visited one…

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The Straight and Narrow by InPlayers – a review

The Straight and Narrow by InPlayers – a review

Theatre is alive and kicking in Amsterdam, but mostly in Dutch. Once in a while an international theatre company visits the city, for example at the Holland Festival. But if you need your shot of English language theatre, there are a few semi-professional theatre groups in Amsterdam. We went to a performance by InPlayers the oldest English language theatre group in the city. The play and players at hand InPlayers performed the play “The Straight and…

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Macho Macho performance theatre on masculinity

Macho Macho performance theatre on masculinity

Once  in a while there will be a theatre performance that intrigues. Or a play that possibly enchants. But definitely an experience that challenges your way of thinking. ‘Macho Macho’ at the Compagnietheater promises to be just that. It is a performance as a part of the Amsterdam Fringe Festival (1-11 september 2016).  The performance will also be performed in February 2017. And the great thing about this physical performance is: “Since language is not a…

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