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Soho Theatre 2022

Part-play, part-cabaret, join our three MCs as they take you through a queer whirlwind of sad truths, joyful lies and Caribbean history.

How does one deal with coming out in a homophobic culture? With queer joy, yuh dun know.

Carnival is a commemoration despite and in spite of oppression. We Caribbean people celebrate through hard times, and here we are – celebrating and trying to unpack what it means to be queer in a place where it is outlawed. A dazzling show based upon interviews with queer women from Trinidad & Tobago – this is SPLINTERED.

★★★★★ The Guardian

"Fast-paced and brimming with energy, this endlessly political show never stops being playful. Even when their tales are stained by sadness and shame, it remains a comedy about joy."

★★★★ The Evening Standard

The reason the show is able to achieve a real sense of catharsis is not because it is an evening of bouncy escapism. The trauma it mines underneath the energy and the fun shows that joy often has to be found in spite of pain. 

★★★★ The Stage
“The trauma painted in Splintered has been utilised by Aboud and her team into the creation of their own “carnival of truths” which resists norms, challenges audience perceptions and celebrates queer love and joy. And it does so with serious flair.”

The Guardian ★★★★★
Broadway World ★★★★★
To Do List ★★★★★
The Evening Standard ★★★★
The Stage ★★★★
The Skinny ★★★★
Edinburgh Festival List ★★★★
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Originally performed in the Edinburgh Fringe 2019, SPLINTERED was transferred to the Vault Festival in 2020 and made a triumphant London return in 2022 at the Soho Theatre.
Chanté Faucher
Melissa Saint
Alice Vilanculo

Vault Festival 2020
Charlotte Dowding
Chanté Faucher
Alice Vilanculo

Edinburgh Fringe 2019
Sanaa Byfield

Tash Brown
Charlotte Dowding

Writer/Director - Emily Aboud
Producer - Grace Dickson
Design - Hazel Low
Lighting Design - Laura Howard
Sound Design - Annie May Fletcher
Stage Management - Ceinwin Bos
Movement/Choreography - Buntu Yello
Associate Designer - Pip Terry
Assistant Director - Rochelle Wilson
Engagement Producer - Phillipe Cato

For Vaults/Fringe
Lighting Design - Elissa Webb
Stage Manager - Alex Dillon
Engagement Producer - Belinda Clark
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