Carnival is rebellion, through rebellion we find joy. Caribbean people have a tendency to celebrate through hard times, and here we are - celebrating and trying to unpack what it means to be queer in a homophobic culture. It’s a queer carnival dance party littered with sad truths and joyful lies - welcome to SPLINTERED! Based upon interviews with queer women in Trinidad & Tobago, this is a show unlike any other to grace Vault Festival. Carnival is a celebration despite and in spite of oppression. How does one deal with coming out in a homophobic culture? With a party, duh. Expect a form-breaking, joy-inducing cabaret with plenty wining and a f*cktonne of glitter – “come free up yuhself”!
Lagahoo Productions are a New Diorama Theatre Emerging Company 2019/20, and a Soho Theatre Young Company. SPLINTERED is Lagahoo’s inaugural show, and hope it can make a small but vital step in providing more space for Caribbean artists on British stages.
SPLINTERED is generously supported by Arts Council England.Book Now
Lagahoo Productions formed to fill a gap in representation, focusing on creating formally innovative new-writing for and by Caribbean people, with a focus on queer and diverse work. A New Diorama Emerging Company 2019/20 and a Soho Theatre Young Company, Lagahoo makes work that celebrates the magic of being Caribbean, whilst challenging colonial and sexist conventions.Book Now
Emily Aboud - Writer and Director
Grace Dickson - Producer
Elissa Webb - Lighting Designer
Felicity Margereson - Sound Design
Chante Faucher - MC 1
Alice Vilanculo - MC 2
Charlotte Dowding - MC 3
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Reviews for SPLINTERED:
Nominated for BroadwayWorld Best Cabaret at Edinburgh Fringe 2019
The List **** "The perfect combination of entertainment and political comment... Outstanding"
The Skinny **** "A sparkling cabaret about the experiences of queer Caribbean women that will tickle your sides as much as it will touch your heart"
Edinburgh To-Do List ***** "Divine... Electrifying and hilarious. A must see for those who care about LGBTQ+ rights around the world and who believe change is possible"
Lyn Gardner for StageDoor "A show that harnesses the subversive anarchic traditions of carnival"
The Scotsman "Infectious"
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