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Mother Clap's Molly House

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 03 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1075
  1. Alex Vass
  1. BMJ

    National Theatre, London, until 24 November

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    Also at New Theatre, Cardiff, 4 to 8 December

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    Mother Clap's Molly House is a play about men … in dresses. This bawdy musical drama, the disclaimer warns, contains language and scenes that “some may find offensive.” A similar disclaimer applies to this review.

    Written by Mark Ravenhill, who wrote the 1996 hit play Shopping and Fucking, Mother Clap's Molly House is a camp comedy of gay sexual manners through the ages. It sets out to reflect the diversity of human sexuality and to explore our need to form families, and while it celebrates homosexuality, …

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