Entertainment about town

Gypsy Queen

  • Date : 8th September 2017

When I first saw Rob Ward’s very entertaining play back in October last year I commented on the fact that the play had an elegance to it and rhythmic poetic quality to it that perfectly mirrored the timing and execution and accuracy required by a boxer to deliver at times lethal punches. This has not changed and has actually via fantastic and well crafted direction by Adam Zane become more streamlined and dare I say it punchier . Rob who plays Gorgeous George and his fellow actor Ryan Clayton are perfect together and when they perform various roles, especially Ryan as Georges mother the energy exuded makes for theatre that carries a punch,

This is a story about sexuality, the brutality of a sport and having to be in total control of your destiny. Absorbing theatre performed with an ease by two actors that have totally connected , As part of the Queer Festival at the kings Head in Islington this study in pugilism and passion for your fellow man will go the distance. Very watchable.

4 stars , runs to the 23rd September , box office 020 7226 8561 kingsheadtheatre.com

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