Bristol Pride are proud to present this incredible piece as part of our 2020 festival programme.
Following a successful run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Bristol Pride and Lagahoo productions present: SPLINTERED, the queer carnival party!
Carnival is rebellion, joy is rebellion. Caribbean people have a tendency to celebrate through hard times – join our storytellers as they try to unpack what it means to be queer in a homophobic culture. SPLINTERED is an epic carnival party celebrating queerness in the Caribbean.
Introducing Ruby, she grew up in Trinidad & Tobago. She’s just come to uni in the UK and has just realized that she might be a little less straight than she always thought. Then there’s Shanice and Serena – these two are best friends in Kingston, Jamaica, studying for their exams. One is in love with the other but in Jamaica, coming out could mean violence.
Littered with sad truths and joyful lies, join us for a theatrical revolution of rebellion and empowerment. Presented by Lagahoo Productions who are a New Diorama Theatre Emerging Company 2019/20, and a Soho Theatre Young Company.
SPLINTERED is Lagahoo’s inaugural show, by director Emily Aboud and we are proud to support them as they hope to use the show to make small but vital step in providing more space for Caribbean artists on British stages.
For the best experience watch via our YouTube Channel, you will be able to cast this to a smart TV on the same wifi or watch via your laptop, tablet or phone. We will also be streaming on Facebook Live.
A special thanks to the LGBT+ Staff network at DAS UK group, our 2020 theatre event partners. This event was also supported by the LGBT+ Futures: Intersection Fund.
We will be streaming a BSL interpreted screening of this piece in the near future.
*This screening contains some strong language and references homophobic language and songs*