The Rainbow Spotlight offers “fabulously gay theatre” made especially for you

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Queer joy, LGBTQI experiences and diverse representation – what’s not to love? BY ELLA DEREGOWSKA The Rainbow Spotlight is a theatre collective which aims “to show that queer experiences are human experiences”. It does create exclusively LGBTQI+ work, by queer and trans artists, but it’s for everyone. The collective stresses the significant, but often overlooked [….]

VIEWS: Being queer on Broadway

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“Nothing could stand in my way. Nothing except: boom – I’m a lesbian” BY DEBRA BARSHA The only label that I feel I was born with is MUSICIAN. I knew exactly what I wanted to do from the time I was five years old. It was a blessing and a curse. The blessing: I had [….]

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 [….]

IMOGENÉ: The improvised pop concert comes to VAULT Festival

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“The audience will be dazzled by light-shows, multiple costume changes, dry ice and excessive amounts of glitter” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY LEE PULLEN “IMOGENÉ is more than just a concept – she’s a sensation; an over-the-top diva on the brink of pop immortality. But first – due to time constraints related to the physical [….]

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 [….]