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Dorothy Squires: Mrs Roger Moore

Where: Gilded Balloon, Teviot Row House, 13 Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AJ

When: Sunday 12 - Monday 27 August 2012

How much: £ 10/9 (£ 9/8 concessions)

With a pink feather boa, glitz and shed-loads of glamour, Al Pillay (Channel 4's The Comic Strip) stars in the Edinburgh run of Dorothy Squires: Mrs Roger Moore at the Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh, from 12 to 27 August 2012.

Dorothy Squires was among the biggest singing stars of the 1940s and 50s with hits including Say It with Flowers, Till, The Gypsy and My Way (the only version other than Sinatra's to enter the charts). As Mrs Roger Moore, she was her own worst enemy with a life of heartache including litigation, fire and flood disasters and rancorous relationships.

Dorothy is played by the fabulous Al Pillay, whose career spans theatre, film, cabaret, television, radio and music. The disco diva and maverick soul starred in The Comic Strip (Channel 4), Whatever You Want with Keith Allen and Four for Tonight with Ruby Wax. He had a Stock, Aitken and Waterman hit with Pistol in My Pocket, and appeared in the autobiographical play Glitter and Twisted in New York.

The show is written by Richard Stirling, whose previous work includes Julie Andrews: an Intimate Biography (Sunday Times top ten bestseller) and the recent sell-out adaptation of Ivor Novello's "Gay's the Word" (Finborough Theatre).


Beyond Tomorrow: Visions of the Future

Where: National Museum, Cardiff

When: 8-10 June 2012

I wouldn't even call myself an atheist as there is no name you'd give to someone that doesn't believe that the Wizard of Oz lives in the sky above Kansas either, or that other fairy tale about Goldilocks and the three bears. I severed all connections to the religious inherently fascist core patriarchal construct of monotheistic madness years ago. Perhaps it might have had something to do with my hypocritical mother splitting my head open in three places with a hairbrush to get the effeminate evil faggot demon out of me???? when i was only 8 years old, in the name of some beasts called god and jesus! I'm not a great joiner-upper of clubs or organisations, but i know in my own way I've always been a humanist because I've always managed to do good without god, and follow the golden rule of empathy towards others in spite of life's ostracism, flak, ridicule and trauma, that my species have bestowed upon me throughout my journey in this fleeting life.{NO SELF PITY REQUIRED}

I wouldn't even call myself an atheist as there is no name you'd give to someone that doesn't believe that the Wizard of Oz lives in the sky above Kansas, or any other fairy tales such as Goldilocks and the three bears. I severed all connections from religion years ago which in my belief and understanding is inherently fascist at its core its a patriarchal CONstruct a monotheistic device to block critical thinking and to control the nature of human expansion, you could say i am one of the Lucky ones, I woke-up!. And am in full cognition, Perhaps it might have had something to do with my hypocritical mother splitting my head open in three places with a hairbrush in her own Disorder to get the effeminate evil faggot demon out of me???? when i was only 8 years old, in the name of some beasts called invisable sky god and jesus!{ive since come to understand that Jesus was a Socialist who fed the poor ,healed the sick and protected the weakest and the poorest in society, And who Would have physically fought to defend the NHS and the Welfare state and demanded a Universal Basic Income for all as he would have fore seen the Technological age replacing humans, And according to scripture we are told that he detested the servants of Mammon and in a Rage chased the money lenderrs out of the temple, So What a terrible pity that many whom purport to be followers including this Odious pyschopathic solipsistic Tory government are an Abhorration to their lord and saviours memory, But then of course these demons use religion as a coverlet for their own dysfunctional agendas and Evils, its just so transparent in its motivation you have to be really myopic or blind not to see the device they are corruptedly useing here, And by supporting Tory policy you are argueing for your own Limitations aswell as preserving the fuedal primeval system that oppresses you and keeps you in subjugation to a dark historical force that cares fuck all about your right to human Autonomy and a decent life from cradle to the grave, Every mouthed fed Every person housed and protected Everybody employed to their capability and cared for, And if you are against that then you have to be Ruthlessly honest with yourself and own up to the fact that you are an inadequate a fool, and a Failed human being who has completely lost the plot, I'm not a great joiner-upper of clubs or organisations, but i know in my own way I've always been a humanist because I've always managed to do good without god, and to have managed to follow the golden rule of empathy towards others in spite of life's ostracism, flak, ridicule Damage and trauma, that my species have bestowed upon me throughout my journey in this fleeting life.{NO SELF PITY REQUIRED}