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We are a Manchester based theatre company dedicated to producing high-quality professional plays and productions that address contemporary issues affecting the queer and LGBTQ+ community.


Current Projects


QUEER ALL ABOUT IT is a celebration of diverse queer stories and new perspectives through four powerful and moving short films by four emerging LGBTQ+ writers.

A sister remembers a fateful family game of UNO and an argument that can’t be taken back; a new father has the first day of school nerves; a woman must prove the thing she has had to hide to save herself; a prodigal son returns home for a family wedding, ready to reveal their true self.

Green Carnation Company explore topics of HIV, fatherhood, asylum seekers, gender and faith in four monologues by emerging LGBTQ+ writers that shine a light on diverse LGBTQ+ experiences. Working with film-makers Bloody Bandit Production and local performers, we have brought these stories to life through four powerful and moving short films.

We presented these films alongside Nick Maynard’s monologue FLUID at Turn On Fest 2021: Hope Mill Theatre’s annual LGBTQIA+ festival in partnership with Superbia on Friday 19 March.

Watch the films below:

DRAW FOUR by Lorna Rose Treen (HIV: 30+ Years of Change)

LUNCHBOXES by Matt Gurr (My Queer Family)

PROVE IT by Lynsey Cullen (Queers Beyond Borders)

I CONTAIN MULTITUDES by Priyanka Jha (Faith and Sexuality)

Each film is accompanied by a short talking heads interview film featuring interviews with LGBTQ+ individuals and charity representatives, responding to the topics explored within the monologue.


Recent Projects


My Night with Reg 2020 Tour

January 23 – March 12, 2020

In 2020 Green Carnation Theatre delivered their first successful Arts Council funded mid-scale tour across 5 venues with Kevin Elyot’s wonderfully human dark comedy ‘My Night with Reg‘ exploring the lives of 6 gay friends living in the shadow of the 1980’s AIDS crisis.

Find out more.


OutStageUs 2019

September 12 – 14, 2019

‘Fluid’ as part of OutStageUs 2019 -Click the poster for all the info

‘Fluid’, written by Nick Maynard as part of the OutStageUs festival at The Lowry working with Hive North.


The Pride at Hope Mill Theatre

October 16 – 20, 2018

Our debut production at Manchester’s incredible Hope Mill Theatre, playing to sold out audiences for a full week.