Lagahoo Productions is an award-winning theatre company, formed to fill a gap in representation, focusing on innovative new-writing for & by Caribbean people, with a focus on queer & diverse work. A Pleasance Associate Company and a New Diorama Emerging Company. We make work that celebrates the power of being Caribbean, whilst challenging colonial conventions.
Our inaugural show, SPLINTERED, in 2018, with support from ACE, New Diorama Theatre, Soho Theatre & Bush Theatre. It was a genre-bending verbatim play, where audiences delved into the lives of queer Caribbean women & the lasting effects of colonialism on the lives of the region’s most disenfranchised people. The coloniser, by and large, designed the modern concepts of sexuality, gender & race for its own benefit and SPLINTERED was our attempt to shift the scales, educate & campaign for social justice. It was transferred to the Soho Upstairs for a full run in 2022.
Our second show, BOGEYMAN has been programmed at the Pleasance QueenDome for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022.
In addition to theatre productions, we organize cabaret and nightclub events in both Trinidad and the UK, specifically for Caribbean women and queer performers. We think it is incredibly important to have spaces to celebrate Caribbean culture without homophobia and misogyny.
Praise for SPLINTERED:
Winner: Show of the Week Vault Festival 2020
Nominated: OffWestEnd IDEA Award
★★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ The Stage
★★★★ The Evening Standard
Our company consists of Emily Aboud, the artistic director and Grace Dickson, the executive director.