This performance is such a perfect gift for Pride month
BY ALISON MORGAN, IMAGE BY LOLA FLASH
In the intimate surroundings of the Omnibus Theatre, Clapham, a powerful story of lesbian love unfolded last night on 8 June. Spanning three decades we follow the lives of our queer characters, helped along by some old school Hollywood glamour. The clever plot told of the trials and tribulations of four friends, set against the backdrop of world events. At times poignant, and at others laugh-out-loud funny, the brilliant show was interspersed with some fabulous songs that we’re still singing today.
The six strong cast members gave it their all, with Morag Sims stealing the show as a sapphic punk rocker, Saving Liz. That said, we loved Bunny Cook as Godwin; their lyrical narration keeping us up to date and invested in the action. Rena Brannan’s clever and witty words brought to life by Faith Taylor’s musical direction and onstage presence, never failed to impress.
Standout songs included the hilarious You Love Fucking Chocolate, the touching Best Friend and the ensemble Apocalypse Of Our Relationship. The second act began with a powerful and erotic staging of the song Kiss, Kiss, Kiss and the whole show was ended by the amazing I Am A Lesbian which should surely become an anthem for queer women.
Rena wrote Shutters for her younger self because she felt lesbians deserved their own story; she has certainly achieved that and more. It is an empowering and moving show that celebrates lesbians in all their subtleties.
If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, click here to do it now – it’s a great night out. Take your straight friends, they’ll love it too. Our DIVA audience can even use the special code DIVATEAL2023 for a discounted ticket when booking online.
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