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.
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!
I was lucky enough to be contacted by Christina Bloom, the star and creator of Inside Out and invited along to her first performance of her first play. I have to be honest, the bar for LBQ-themed performances in London has been rising steadily for the past 4-5 years (see from recent reviews of Turkey and Bullish from the past fortnight alone), however I didn't set any expectations as I reminded myself that this was Christina's debut.
Inside Out is a show about discovering identity and defying stereotypes in a world that insists upon boxing, packaging, and labelling. Christina Bloom shares her experience with matters of the heart in this thought-provoking look at sexuality through the eyes of a one-woman, 'one-man' band. This show explores the cruelty of life, while celebrating small victories and progress towards acceptance.