My Queer Family

Written by Matt Gurr

Green Carnation Company are thrilled to present the second of our Queer All About It monologue commissions exploring themes affecting LGBTQ+ communities and individuals.

‘Lunchboxes’ by Matt Gurr responds to the theme “My Queer Family” celebrating LGBTQ+ families. It tells the story of a same-sex parent family through the eyes 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.

Queer All About It: My Queer Family

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. From adoption to same-sex family planning, fostering to found and chosen families, LGBTQ+ families come in all shapes and sizes. And that is something to be celebrated.

The film features talking heads from LGBTQ+ family members across the UK including support organisations such as New Family Social, The Rainbow Project and FFLAG. Working with these charities we hope to signpost people towards support for LGBTQ+ families or parents of LGBTQ+ people.

New Family Social:


The Rainbow Project:


Queer All About It is Green Carnation Theatre’s ongoing digital project exploring themes affecting the LGBTQ+ community. These are topics we care about. Subjects that we feel must be explored, discussed and interrogated.

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A collaboration between Green Carnation Company and Bloody Bandit Productions
Performed by Daniel Brennan
Directed by Dan Ellis
Videography and Cinematography by Bloody Bandit Productions
Executive Producer Dan Jarvis

Special thanks to:

Billy Coughlin-Miller
Carl Austin-Behan OBE DL
Daniel Brennan
Ed Moss
Ella Wakeford
Jez & David Dolan-Martin
Joe Walsh
Julia Thompson & Maria Ehlers
Tor Docherty
Sarah Furley

Filmed during lockdown with Zoom and a lot of time and patience.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England
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