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 [….]

THEATRE: Stop Kiss comes as a harsh reminder of the issues faced by the LGBTQI community

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“What could two nice, pretty girls possibly be doing at four in the morning on a park bench in New York?”  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA PBG STUDIOS Originally written by Diana Son back in 1998, Stop Kiss explores many issues and themes that are just as prevalent as ever for the LGBTQI community as [….]

FRINGE REVIEW: Travis Alabanza – Burgerz

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An unmissable commentary on gender variance and violence BY LIZI TRAFFORD I had been wanting to see Burgerz ever since I heard about the London show – I’d seen Travis earlier this year and they were spectacular. The show is based around the time when Travis was the subject of a transphobic attack when a [….]

FRINGE REVIEW: Her

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“It’s like a thing but not a thing” BY EMILY SHEWELL Lauren Ellis Stretch’s Her is a fresh, millennial comedy which explores tensions within familial relationships and uncovers the complexities that surround both sexual and romantic pursuits.  This kitchen may only have one breakfast laid out but it has a large serving of drama to [….]

THEATRE: “Impactful, intimate and original” Willow comes to The Bunker, London

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Director Krysianna Papadakis on the continued importance of queer representation in theatre INTERVIEW BY JENNIFER CERYS As Lemon House Theatre prepares to bring new “queer post-break up” play, Willow to The Bunker Theatre, London, we caught up with Willow director, Krysianna Papadakis… JENNIFER CERYS: First off, describe Willow in three words? KRYSIANNA PAPADAKIS: Impactful, intimate, original. As director, [….]