Lesbians invited to take to the stage

Lesbians across the Bristol area are being invited to try being an actual ‘drama queen’ as a local community performance group work towards two separate evenings of theatre performance for LGBT History month in 2011.

Tallulah is a newly established group that welcomes lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning women who have a passion for drama and performance, they meet weekly in the heart of Bristol.

The first performance of ‘READING RUBYFRUIT’ will take place on the 11th February during OUTSET , which is the Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton’s LGBT theatre weekend, and then in May as part of the ‘Sistershow Revisited’; a new exhibition project that enables audiences to take a fresh look at Bristol’s feminist past.

The group is run and directed by Louise Barrett. Louise is a freelance theatre practitioner and also director of Pretty Good Girl Dance Theatre. Louise says, “Response so far has proved just what a needed theatre resource this is. Amateur theatre groups have a great robust community, however the plays and musicals are often heterosexual in their plots and themes. This could mean gay women feel disconnected with such work and such groups. We are busy creating a totally relevant piece of theatre for the lesbian community. The women have a varied amount of performance experience but all this means is you will find real lesbians up there on stage telling your stories and exploring issues in a truthful and heart felt way. Something happens when you start to explore your sexuality journey through theatre – what happens is you liberate yourself and those around you”

“Tallulah not only gives women a chance to be themselves but it gives them the platform to celebrate themselves and their sexuality through live performance.” Louise continued.

The group meets each Thursday – 7pm till 9pm. For more details about joining this weekly group please email louise@prettygoodgirl.com or you can visit the Tallulah Website.