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 [….]

THEATRE: The Girl With Glitter In Her Eye comes to Bunker Theatre

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Meet OPIA Collective – a platform for female queer artists whose stories need and deserve to be told BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Masha Kevinovna set up OPIA Collective in 2017 and since then it has developed into a wide network of artists and friends who collaborate on projects in London. They are a company of female/LGBTQI [….]

THEATRE: Bedlam Chorus are the queer theatre-makers telling untold stories

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DIVA chats to Clodagh Chapman about brand-new show, butterfly BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Bedlam Chorus is a collective of queer artists, who want to shift the balance within queer theatre and make sure regular people’s voices are heard. They have been working extremely hard on their latest show, butterfly, to bring to light the LGBTQI stories [….]

THEATRE: Lucy Hutson’s Bound challenges gender identity in a unique way

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“There’s loads of identities that I have, and I don’t really know how to be any of them” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Live artist Lucy Hutson’s show Bound has been 10 years in the making. Working with various film makers, Lucy’s life has been captured at various points as it continues to evolve. It showcases now [….]