Sunday, 21 February 2016

The Ritz

The New Theatre, Sydney

'The Ritz' is another thirty or so years old play; a farce in which a man finds refuge from a hit man in a steam bathhouse frequented by gay men. Hilarity of a sort ensues with confusion over identity and sexuality.

It is a bit of a creaky play very much set in the era it was written so that many references are meaningless unless you are of a certain age and have some familiarity with New York and its much loved identities.

The play has been programmed to coincide with Sydney's annual LGBT Mardi Gras.

Unsurprisingly the audience when we attended was very much gay men of a certain era; just like Cs and I!


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