QUEER ALL ABOUT IT is Green Carnation’s ongoing digital project exploring themes with in our theatre projects and other issues that affect the LGBTQ+ community through film, articles and interviews.
Thanks to generous support from National Lottery and Arts Council England, we have been working with four LGBTQ+ writers to develop four short monologue plays each responding to a different theme: 30+ years of HIV, LGBTQ+ families, LGBTQ+ immigration, and faith & sexuality.
Working with Bloody Bandit Productions, these scripts are then developed and produced as short films, alongside informative videos discussing the themes explored through interviews with individuals and charity partners.
Please watch our completed QUEER ALL ABOUT IT short film commissions:
DRAW FOUR by Lorna Rose Treen
A monologue exploring attitudes to HIV and how they have changed through the eyes of a fateful family game of UNO.
LUNCHBOXES by Matt Gurr
A gay adoptive father is anxious about his daughter’s first days of school as he reflects what family means for LGBTQ+ people.
PROVE IT by Lynsey Cullen
A vital and human 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.
Our QUEER ALL ABOUT IT commissions aim to showcase and develop new LGBTQ+ writing, and to explore and celebrate diverse LGBTQ+ experiences.
My Night with Reg 2020 Tour
January 23 – March 12, 2020
In 2020 Green Carnation Company delivered their first successful Arts Council funded mid-scale tour with Kevin Elyot’s wonderfully human dark comedy ‘My Night with Reg‘.
Funny, sad and sweet, Kevin Elyot’s award-winning dark comedy play about the relationships of a group of gay men and their connections to the unseen yet magnetic Reg is a moving exploration of friendship, happiness and love, and their fragility in the shadow of the 1980’s AIDS crisis.
We toured this important and relevant play to five venues (The Lowry, Hull Truck Theatre, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Gala Theatre Durham, and Warwick Arts Centre) reaching over 2,000 audiences, receiving incredible responses from audience and press alike.
September 12 – 14, 2019
‘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.