Death Drop: A drag murder mystery with an all star line-up

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Kemah Bob tells DIVA all about this new play sashaying into the Garrick Theatre just in time for Christmas BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS When I jump on my call with Kemah Bob I’m surprised to hear her say, straight off the bat, “Honestly I’m having one of the best years of my life. I’m thriving and [….]

PODCAST: Lemon Lounge is a brand-new podcast all about queer theatre

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Lemon House Theatre goes digital with this exciting new project BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS There’s so much to miss during lockdown, but one of the main things we’ve been missing here at DIVA HQ (AKA our respective homes) is the sweet feeling of queer theatre.  There’s nothing quite like the buzz in the air when a [….]

GOOD NEWS: Couple plans “pandemic pop-up wedding” at drive-in theatre

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Texan couple’s creative new ceremony concept will see them wed amid coronavirus BY BRI HOUK/DIVA STAFF. PHOTOGRAPHY ANGELA DORAN Lindsey and I were scheduled to have our dream wedding on 10 April 2020, but the arrival of Covid-19 changed those plans… While many have postponed their ceremonies, instead, we’ve decided to broadcast our nuptials to [….]

REVIEW: Butterfly at VAULT Festival

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The latest queer extravaganza from Bedlam Chorus is as hilarious as it is heart-warming  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Bedlam Chorus is a theatre company which tells un(der)told stories in spectacular ways, and their latest show butterfly is no exception. They have found the stories that the world hasn’t heard before – but can’t live without – [….]

SPLINTERED comes to VAULT Festival as “a colourful celebration of queerness”

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DIVA chats to Emily Aboud, the director behind the queer Caribbean Carnival not to be missed BY ERIN MANIATOPOULOU Emily Aboud is bringing SPLINTERED to Vault Festival this February! Refreshing visions of the Caribbean Carnival mixed with queerness, this is a play that laughs in the face of oppression. It’s a carnival dance party littered [….]

THEATRE REVIEW: Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

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“Whatever affects individuals in capitalism affects women, and whatever affects women affects queer women” BY ERIN MANIATOPOULOU. IMAGES BLUE STOCKING EFFIGY. Blue Stocking Effigy, a new theatre company lead by two, queer women, bring their production of Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. to The Space, London, this weekend, until 2 February 2020 (grab your tickets!) [….]

The High Table: An exploration of queerness, Black womanhood and tradition

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“I don’t think I’ve ever seen a play with a British-Nigerian queer woman at the centre of the story” BY ERIN MANIATOPOULOU Tara is getting married to her girlfriend Leah, and they’re planning the perfect Nigerian wedding! However, one thing is missing – the blessing of Tara’s family. For this, Tara is prepared to search [….]