Songs In The Dark

How can LGBTQ+ elders live in care homes if they do not feel welcomed by residents or staff? What happens to their sense of identity if they don’t feel safe to invite their queer friends? Can they find a way of adapting to collective living arrangements without going back into the closet?

Our new show combines music and drama to bring up the lights on some of the least visible members of our community. With the support of the Albany and Arts Council England, we presented a work-in-progress preview as part of the Hatched programme of new writing in April 2018.

CAST (R&D, APRIL 2018)

Dabney Alwyne Taylor
Aarush Heronimo Sehmi
Terry Hayward B. Morse
Victoria Lisa Opara
Daisy Daisy Ahwieh (Entelechy elders group)


Written by Daniel Fulvio & Martin Moriarty
Directed by Daniel Fulvio & Martin Moriarty
Composer Alice Morgan
Dramaturg Lou Cope
Design Yoon Bae
Lighting design Marty Langthorne
Cello Mariona De Lamo
Stage manager Lorrell Rawlins

Image: Christa Holka