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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!
Based upon interviews with queer women in Trinidad & Tobago, this is a show unlike any other. 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”!
Carnival is rebellion, through rebellion we find joy.
Caribbean people have a tendency to celebrate through hard times, and we join our storytellers trying 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 queer.Then there’s Shanice and Serena, these two are best friends in Kingston, Jamaica, studying for exams. One is in love with the other but in Jamaica, it’s considerably more difficult to be queer, potentially violently difficult.
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.
A special thanks to our event partner DAS Group UK and the LGBT+ Futures: Intersection Fund. Their support has enabled Lagahoo to reframe and film this event for Pride.