Maiden Speech Festival launched in 2017 with an amazing collection of theatre productions by talented women, the majority of which were LBQ. In 2018 we're excited to say that they're back with new productions.
Shows created by LBQ women include Roxane Bourges' Sincerely, Jodie, Katie Paterson's Minor Disruptions and Kayla Feldman's Hear Me Out. Sincerely, Jodie features openly queer characters and Minor Disruptions was created using a queer theoretical lens.
This play is about how a loving inter-racial couples navigates around having the difficult discussions around race.
HER NOT HIM is the debut performance from new production company, Lughnacy Productions. Her Not Him is at Theatre503 above The Latchmere in Battersea until 3 February 2018. This is a play you do not want to miss.
I can't quite believe it is still January and there is even more LGBT theatre on in London. 2018 is off with a bang, and just two weeks after seeing Lobster at Theatre 503, I am back for another debut performance, this time Her not Him.
From the description, I was intrigued and looking forward to this performance. I wondered what scenario would lead to Bea being tempted away from Ellie. With so many people identifying more fluidly, it is good to see these stories on the stage.
The beauty of Lobster is that it is such a universal story.
This story could belong to anyone, regardless of gender or sexuality.
We spoke to talented director Kayla Feldman about her hit play Lobster.
Purple Snowflakes and Titty Wanks... I was intrigued just by the title. And as a purple myself (don't like the word lesbian, why not call yourself a purple instead?!) I didn't actually know what a titty wank was until my girlfriend explained it 1 minute before the performance began!
Two sisters from Ireland offer this awesome performance covering sibling rivalry, and how at age 15 everything seemed like the end of the world - but it wasn’t compared to adult life today. Whilst waiting for their Uber they reminisce over past experiences, including past girlfriends.
I have to be honest, in that I wasn't entirely sure what to expect from this performance.
A one-woman performance from a white woman from Paris, France about Sex and Hip Hop - but I was advised it was absolutely on theme - talking about bisexuality so I cleared my schedule and returned to Theatre N16 for the second night in a row!
Cracking jolly good fun
Sally Messham and Laura Rogers, are to star as Nancy ‘Nan’ Astley and Kitty Butler in Laura Wade’s electrifying new adaptation of Sarah Waters’ bestselling novel, Tipping The Velvet, directed by Lyndsey Turner. Kirsty Besterman, David Cardy, Amanda Hadingue, Adelle Leonce and Andy Rush will join them.
It’s Friday evening and I am heading to St James Theatre. Tonight I’m excited because I am watching Miss-Leading ladies; a musical tribute featuring talented siblings Ria Jones and Ceri Dupree. It is a celebration of stage and screen’s most iconic women; from Julie Andrews to Ethel Merman via a little Doris Day and Marlene Dietrich for good measure.
Ria Jones and Ceri Dupree star in this stunning celebration of some of the greatest grande dames of stage and screen, adding their own unique family twist. From Ethel Merman to Doris Day, Marlene Dietrich to Danny La Rue, to name a few
As You Like It? is a brand new, daring adaptation of Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy, premiering at the Pleasance Theatre from May 14 - 16th 2015.
'All The Nice Girls' is currently on tour visiting small venues and community groups and playing at Arts Festivals. It's an entertaining, nostalgic show about the Music Hall and Revue, looking at the careers of Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney through the eyes of male impersonator Ella Shields.
There will be different monologues and some songs about each persons experience of tales of love, lost and found, maybe with valentines twist as well as encompassing the theme of history month.