Credit: Assistant Producer

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 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.

‘SPLINTERED is a party where everybody is free and everybody is welcome, no matter who you are or how you identify.’
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