The production will run as part of the Vaults Festival from the 12th to the 16th February.

Written and directed by Emily Aboud, full casting has been announced for Lagahoo Productions inaugural show Splintered, playing as part of the Vaults Festival this February.

This production is set to star Charlotte Dowding, Chanté Faucher and Alice Vilanculo.

Charlotte Dowding’s theatre credits include, SPLINTEREDGirl Scouts vs. Aliens and Eat Your Heart Out (Edinburgh Festival Fringe), Paper. Scissors. Stone. (Vault Festival), Common Ground (Etcetera Theatre) and Commercial Break (Theatre 503).

Chanté Faucher’s previous stage credits include Cinderella (Oldham Coliseum), with Splintered marking her London stage debut.

Alice Vilanculo has appeared in Rosmerholm (Duke of York’s Theatre), Macbeth (Garrick Theatre), To Kill A Mockingbird (Lyric Hammersmith), E8 (Edinburgh Festival Fringe) for which she was awarded the 2019 Edinburgh Stage Award for Outstanding Performance, Victoria’s Knickers and Consensual (Soho Theatre).

Welcome to SPLINTERED, the queer carnival party! Based upon interviews with queer women in Trinidad & Tobago, this is a show unlike any other to grace the London stage. Carnival is a celebration despite and in spite of oppression. How does one deal with coming out in a homophobic culture? With a party, duh. Expect a form-breaking, joy-inducing cabaret with plenty wining and a f*cktonne of glitter – “come free up yuhself”!

Writer and director Emily Aboud said: “It is such a privilege to bring SPLINTERED, finally, to a London audience. This play began simply as an exploration of the lives of queer womxn in the Caribbean, and has since taken in the theatrical forms of Carnival, the tongue-in-cheek humour of a cabaret, and an explosion of the Caribbean music I grew up with, to create what is, essentially, the queer play that I wish I’d seen when I was younger. Vault Festival celebrates and champions diverse and innovative work in the heart of London, and it’s truly a dream-come-true to present a play about my country here – a play about the joy and sorrow of being queer in a place that is so accepting yet so homophobic.”

Splintered will play at the Vaults Festival from the 12th to the 16th February.

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