Jo' Ash

A British Musical Theatre Person™ who loves and writes about identity, the arts, and popular culture sometimes all at once! 

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Musing on the Muses
2 months ago
If you’re a fan of Disney’s Hercules, you’ve seen these five women in action. They are the Muses, a collection of goddesses of the arts. The daughters of Greek God, Zeus and the Titaness Mnemosyne, th...
'RuPaul's Drag Race'(ism)
3 months ago
A lot has been said about the racism in the fanbase of RuPaul's Drag Race. Queens have spoken out against racist abuse from the fans, and spoken out against the racism within the shows practises. But ...
'Rent' Live: A Review
3 months ago
Rent was a fairly obvious choice for a live broadcast. The musical has fans across the world, covering generations of musical theatre fans. The show has been on Off-Broadway, Broadway, the West End, t...
'Fantastic Beasts' and the Problematic Politics of J.K. Rowling
6 months ago
I would like to preface this by saying that I like the Harry Potter franchise. I am part of the generation that grew up with the books and the characters. I remember my older brother warning me about ...
'Dreamgirls' 2017: A Review
2 years ago
We are currently in an era where adaptations are a constant in conversations about musical theatre. Whether it is the returning trend of television adaptations of popular musicals, or general musings ...
Dear Musical Theatre Fans...
2 years ago
I didn't particularly want to write this. I love musical theatre, I am a textbook musical theatre boy. I am currently listening to Sondheim as I type this. But sometimes you musical theatre fans drive...