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 [….]

THEATRE: Award-winning play Stop Kiss comes to Above The Stag Theatre

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Diana Son’s lez/bi play is back with a female-fronted creative team BY ABOVE THE STAG THEATRE. IMAGES PBGstudios  Above The Stag, The UK’s only dedicated LGBTQI theatre, recently announced long-term collaborator and regular Above The Stag director, Andrew Beckett, has been appointed as Artistic Director.  Especially wonderful for us is that, Andrew’s first piece of [….]

Opinion: “Trans and non-binary representation is exceedingly vital”

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Playwright Nelly Kelly reflects on 10 years of the groundbreaking piece of theatre, and an extraordinary twist of fate BY NELLY KELLY I can still remember the day I read The Gospel According To Jesus, Queen Of Heaven. I was sitting on the floor propped against the single bed in my mum’s box room, having [….]

THEATRE: Backstage with the cast of The Green Fairy

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DIVA delves behind the scenes of this immersive, queer pub musical and meets leading actor, Julie Atherton BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE JULIE ATHERTON BY JACK SAIN. Just last week, I was lucky enough to take a sneak peek behind the scenes (and during rehearsals) of the upcoming “immersive pub musical”, The Green Fairy due to [….]

THEATRE: Ruth McCarthy on drag, cabaret and political satire in Abomination: A DUP Opera

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“If all opera addressed real contemporary experiences in exciting, dramatic and funny ways, it would sell out faster than a Lizzo concert” BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK On 8 November 2019, the Belfast Ensemble opens Belfast’s Outburst Queer Arts Festival with Abomination: A DUP Opera, composed by Conor Mitchell. The show fuses opera performance with [….]