Theatre (cabaret, lgbt)

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  • Bedlam Theatre - Bedlam Theatre
  • 21:30
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Lagahoo Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience Participation, Contains Distressing Themes, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Strobe Lighting, Strong Language/Swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


'What you are about to witness, theydies and gentlethem, is a cabaret of truths. This is a show about Caribbean people being queer. In our experience, it is damned hard'. Splintered is a theatre-cabaret of rebellion and empowerment, celebrating being queer and being Caribbean. Based upon interviews with women in Trinidad and Tobago and devised with a company of actors, this is a show unlike any other to grace the Edinburgh Fringe. Expect lip-sync, drag, carnival and truth – come free up yourself!

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
  • Accessible entry: If not taking the accessible entrance there are steps on two levels. First there are a couple of steps from the public pavement into the building's enclosure. Second, after a short distance, there are a few more steps that lead into the building, directly into the box office area. Please visit our website for a video/audio tour of the access routes and entrances.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

Captioned performances

  • Dates: 6 August, 9 August
  • Type: Closed (Tablet)
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

There are no audience reviews for this show.

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Within Her Words (4/5 stars) 76 days ago

Splintered is the perfect late night show, that provides a platform for so many people who are left unheard. The show is the perfect epitome of what fringe theatre is, experimental, interactive, entertaining and powerful.

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Broadway World (4/5 stars) 85 days ago

Splintered is a little bit of everything. A collection of calypso cabaret, all mixed up, reminiscent of the Caribbean itself. It explores and shares the voices of LGBTQI+ women in Trinidad and Tobago. Based on real interviews and personal stories, the trio showcase what it is like to be queer...

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The Skinny (4/5 stars) 88 days ago

From doing shots from a mooncup hanging on a necklace, to coming out over the phone to a traditional Caribbean mother via an intermittently terrible signal across an ocean, Splintered is a carnival rainbow of a cabaret, as politically poignant as it is hilariously witty. Against a backdrop of brightly coloured streamers, Sanaa...

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The List (4/5 stars) 95 days ago

Hilarious and thoughtful cabaret exploring queer identity in the Caribbean...

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FringeReview 97 days ago

The cause is a noble one. It is easy to become engaged in wanting to man (or non binary) the barricades just because you have sympathy for it. The theatricality of the performance piece, however is what we want to celebrate, as much as that freedom to challenge authority and...

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To Do List (5/5 stars) 98 days ago

A divine dancehall party exposing lesbian life in the Caribbean.Pop your booty as your discover a hidden side to the carnival culture and how hard it is to be a womxn who loves women.This cabaret fiesta channels the best of Caribbean culture but also reveals the worst of homophobia in...

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