January 17, 2020

Most of us chose King’s not only because of its good reputation but also because it seemed to pride itself on inclusivity, acceptance and a liberal worldview. I wanted to find out how true that is, and if King’s are really doing enough to promote pride and keep queer s...

December 7, 2019

'These Walls Between Us' follows the stories of two interracial gay couples in the 1990's through a series of spliced-together duets and dance pieces. These relationships are interwoven with the turbulent political situation of Thatcher, section 28, AIDS, and feminist...

December 4, 2019

Silently Hoping is the story of a girl grappling with two halves of her heritage. Torn between an absent Bruneian father and a single white mother, Kalila attempts to navigate building an adult life without any clear sense of where she has come from. The play charts he...

October 11, 2019

Velvet sees Tom Ratcliffe's campy, funny, character commanding the stage with Fleabag-esque honesty. The production takes us through the story of a young actor trying to further his career through an online affair, oscillating between Tom's real life as a struggling yo...

August 12, 2019

The trope of a love triangle, in which a gay versus straight relationship are pitted against each other, is not new. However, How We Begin follows Helen and Diane’s relationship as Diane continues seeing her long term boyfriend; this somewhat subverts the trope of gay...

August 2, 2019

Southern Belles invites the audience into the theatre with a shock of pink carpet. This funky, camp backdrop acts as a strong foil to two single act plays, Something Unspoken and And Tell Sad Stories Of The Deaths Of Queens. Both productions chart the troubled stories...

July 23, 2019

Mad Womxn In The Attic lets you know what it’s up to from the start. The play opens with a direct address to the audience (“Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt pain”), picking out pages of the script like tarot cards to be played in a random order. This play knows how...

June 15, 2019

To start Silent Meat feels like your standard contemporary play, a monolgue-esque story with amusing metaphors and heartwarming storytelling, but then the play morphs into something much deeper and more powerful. The multiple plots—a son’s relationship, a mother’s chro...

June 12, 2019

But But But is a work-in-progress by a collection of three LGBT+ women who span an array of identities and experiences. Through a collection of pieces from interpretive dance to a vulva baking competition, the play attempts to address the nuances of being an LGBT+ woma...

April 12, 2019

2019 was looking increasingly hopeful for LGBTQ+ rights, with the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Austria, the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Angola and laws banning conversion therapy in several US states. However, this liberalisation in attitudes appeared...

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