Green Carnation Company present
By Philip Ridley
Wed 12 October – Wed 19 October 2022, at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester
Supported by The Mollyhouse, Manchester
…Davey has seen something he can never forget. Anita is haunted by grief and shame. They have never met. Tonight their paths will collide with devastating consequences.
Green Carnation are back! We’re returning to Hope Mill Theatre, where our journey first began in 2018, with a thrilling new production of Philip Ridley’s ‘Vincent River’.
Thrilling, heart-breaking, and at times darkly humorous, Philip Ridley’s powerful play examines hate crime, loss, prejudice and sexuality in this tense game of cat and mouse set in London’s East End.
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.
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.
Watch the films below:
FLUID by Nick Maynard
Sexuality: An angry young man challenges you to define him by his class, age and sexuality.
DRAW FOUR by Lorna Rose Treen
HIV: 30+ Years of Change: A sister remembers a fateful family game of UNO and an argument that can’t be taken back.
LUNCHBOXES by Matt Gurr
My Queer Family: A new father has the first day of school nerves.
PROVE IT by Lynsey Cullen
Queers Beyond Borders: A woman must prove the thing she has had to hide to save herself.
I CONTAIN MULTITUDES by Priyanka Jha
Faith and Sexuality: a prodigal son returns home for a family wedding, ready to reveal their true self.
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.