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Lavender The Wardrobe Theatre Bristol

A queer play created and developed in the South West, will be playing at The Wardrobe Theatre in Bristol this week.

Lavender, began its development whilst playwright and theatre maker Holly Fitzpatrick was at the University of Exeter.

The South West region is the backdrop to Lucy and Nancy’s journey of discovery. Both with inklings of queer feelings for one another and in a place where gay conversations don’t happen as much as they could and should.

Holly Fitzpatrick says she is ‘delighted’ to bring Lavender to the Wardrobe Theatre.

She said: “Thanks to our incredible community of South West artists, audiences and organisations, I’ve seen the play grow into something so much bigger than I could ever have imagined. We have become a movement of queer creativity, amplifying LGBTQIA+ stories and artists in a region where we are too often without a platform.”

Lavender is described as a ‘furiously funny, feminist play about fighting for authorship over a shared past with someone you don’t speak to anymore. Lucy and Nancy traverse gender, faith, politics and sex in a soaring narrative which offers two conflicting, crude, and chaotic histories of growing up in the South West.”

Lavender is at The Wardrobe Theatre in Bristol on Wednesday 08 February 2023.

It runs at 90 minutes with no interval and is suitable for audiences aged 16 years upwards.

For more information or to book, visit:

Leah Ingall – Lucy
Laura King – Nancy

Writer / Director – Holly Fitzpatrick
Associate Artist / Producer – Finlay Carroll
Creative Producer – Susannah Bramwell

Content Guidance
Explorations of misogyny, queerphobia and eating disorders

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