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 [….]

…cake is must-see, game-changing theatre centring queer, Black femmes

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“You gonna get this VISIBLE Blackness – DARKSKINNED BLACKNESS in all its beautiful glory” ARTICLE BY ELLA DEREGOWSKA, IMAGES BY SEYE ISIKALU “How do queer, Black femmes achieve legitimacy when their soil is hostile? What happens to their roots? Who deserves solace on a sinking island where performativity is currency?” In an exciting addition to [….]

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 [….]

THEATRE: Overflow is a hilarious and devastating tour of women’s bathrooms

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A vital exploration into safety and solidarity for the trans community BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGES BY SHARRON WALLACE It’s a freezing cold tier two December night and the first public performance back at the Bush Theatre in London. Waiting inside is Rosie, pulling at her velvet dress, about to spill the warmth and vulnerability that [….]

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 [….]

REVIEW: IMOGENÉ at VAULT Festival

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IMOGENÉ is the loud, proud and unapologetic performer we all need right now BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY LEE PULLEN Last week at Vault Festival, a star was born right in front of my very eyes. IMOGENÉ’s character has slowly come into existence over the last three years, but very recently, and with the help [….]

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 – [….]