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Welcome to the home of Green Carnation COMPANY, telling QUEER STORIES THROUGH quality THEATRE.

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 – QUEERS BEYOND BORDERS
PROVE IT Written by Lynsey Cullen

Our third Queer All About It commission responds to stories of LGBTQ+ asylum seekers and immigration in the theme ‘Queers Beyond Borders’.

‘Prove It’ by Lynsey Cullen tells the vital story of one woman’s experience as she is interviewed for asylum in the UK and must prove her sexuality, something she has had to keep concealed her whole life.

To accompany ‘Prove It’ is our short Queer All About It film: Queers Beyond Borders, exploring LGBTQ+ UK asylum seeker and refugee experiences through interviews with individuals and charities such as UKLGIG and Journeys Festival International.


QUEER ALL ABOUT IT – MY QUEER FAMILY
LUNCHBOXES Written by Matt Gurr

Our second Queer All About It commission celebrates LGBTQ+ families through the theme “My Queer Family”.

‘Lunchboxes’ by Matt Gurr tells the story of adoptive father, Jamie, who watches his daughter’s first few weeks of school with a mix of hope and anxiety as he remembers his own school days.

Accompanying ‘Lunchboxes’ is a short educational film exploring and celebrating what ‘family’ can mean to LGBTQ+ people and what are the challenges, rewards and support they have experienced.


QUEER ALL ABOUT IT – HIV: 30+ YEARS OF CHANGE
DRAW FOUR Written by Lorna Rose Treen

‘Draw Four’ by Lorna Rose Treen, is the first of our 4 new commissions under our ‘Queer All About It’ series. Following on from our work with our 2020 tour of My Night with Reg, this film explores how the attitudes
and realities of HIV have changed between the 1980’s and today, through the eyes of a bystander.

Accompanying ‘DRAW FOUR’ is our Queer All About It short documentary exploring the subject of HIV and how far we have come and how far we have got to go.


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.

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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.