Saturday 19 January 2013

QPT at Shrewsbury International Women's Day

SpringOut   @

International Women's Day in Shrewsbury

A celebration of women's activism and creativity.
Saturday 9 March 2013
@ Shropshire Wildlife Trust, Shrewsbury
10 - 4.00pm
£10/5  on the door
Queer Playback will be performing at  2.30pm
with Mich Jamieson, Rose Thorn, Alice Faber,  Helen Rogerson, 
Naomi Graham and  Jane Hoy 
Lots of things to do and see including a rare screeening of 
Carry Greenham Home, music and voice workshops, 
performances, poetry and stalls. 

Women only performers but men friends welcome

followed by

Introducing playback -  a drama workshop
Sunday 10 March 2013
11- 4.00pm
@ The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury, SY1 ITE

All women are welcome to take part in this exciting workshop. It's a creative and fun opportunity to learn some improvisation and playback theatre games and skills as we act out our stories for
each other. A safe environment in which to build your confidence and make friends! 
No experience necessary just be prepared to have a go!.

For more details and how to register email Jane Hoy,  the workshop facilitator, at

Shrewsbury International Womens Day is brought to you by SpringOut, a new arts organisation
promoting LGBT artists and performers and working with gay and women's communities.

Machynlleth International Women's Week

QPT present
Alive 'n kickin in Wales
Machynlleth International Women's Week
Playback workshop and show
Friday 8 March 2013
with Jane Hoy, Mich Jamieson, Alice Faber, 
Rose Thorn and Helen Rogerson

We'll start with fun and games to get to know each other 
 then move into a playback show.

All women cabaret  @ 8.00pm

We're delighted to be performing @ Machynlleth Women's Week which includes 
lots of indoor and outdoor events for women - massage and stalls @ the Wednesday market, 
readings at Penrallt Bookshop and walking, cycling and running groups.

News of QPT founders

Arnet Donkin has a new job as a headteacher in West London. We wish him well and hope he will be able to start up a QPT group in London when he has the time.

Lorna Henry leaves QPT
Lorna Henry, one of our founder members has left QPT to focus on more local activities. We will miss her and her lovely energy - all the best, Lorna, in whatever you choose to do.

Memory jogette

Haven't blogged for ages but in case you have forgotten here is our team
of international queer playbackers after our show Alive 'n kickin  at LFest 2012.
From L to R: Alice Faber (Netherlands), Heather Summers (musician, Wales), Mar Gonga (Barcelona), Jane Hoy (Wales) Mich Jamieson, England.
We are delighted to be invited back by LFest  for our third year!
LFest 19-21 July 2013

Mich, Mar and Jane in  cabaret 'Why did I kiss that girl'? at Lfest 2012

Mar, Jane and Mich also performed at Lfest in 'Why did I kiss that girl?' an Edwardian music hall cabaret show devised by Jane and Fran Jackson (left) of the Swan Vestas with songs based on the cross dressing characters from Sarah Water's novel Tipping the Velvet. We were also joined by Mar's amazing magic ball! Wellies not part of the act.

Monday 28 May 2012

Alive 'n kickin! queer playback show
@ LFest weekend 13 -16 July 2012 

Queer Playback is delighted to be performing again at LFest - it's an exciting lesbian arts and music camping weekend next to the riverside in beautiful Shrewsbury, UK.  We are also running a playback drama workshop so you can practice some of the methods and skills used in playback theatre as well as getting another chance to share your stories.

Queer Playback Performers will  include: Jane Hoy (Wales), Mar Gonga (Spain), Mich Jamieson (Hertfordshire) and Alice Faber (Holland).

 LFest takes place from  Friday 13 to Monday 16 July 2012. There's an amazing line up of artists and performers including Sarah Waters of Tipping the Velvet fame and loads of things to do and see including riverboat trips, a masked ball and an Edwardian music hall cabaret.

See you there! To find out more go to

Over the rainbow: telling queer stories workshop
Friday 1 June
Aberystwyth Arts Centre

This workshop is part of the first LGBT Pride festival in Aberystwyth, West Wales. So come along to this lively and creative drama workshop where you can share your stories and learn games and improvisation methods from playback theatre so we can enact them for each other.

All LGBT people and anyone who is questioning their sexuality welcome. 
No previous drama experience necessary. Just come along and join in the fun!

Check out the blog for this fab LGBT weekend.

The workshop is sponsored by LFest, the music and arts festival for lesbians.
Facilitator: Jane Hoy, one of the founder members of Queer Playback Theatre Company.
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Monday 2 April 2012

rQueer Playback London Launch!
  What's so queer about being queer?

Sunday 20 May 2012 @ 6.00pm
New Diorama Theatre, London 

Open workshop 4.30-5.30pm

The voices of LGBT people may not always be heard, 
but we sure have some stories to tell.  Queer Playback 
are delighted to be performing as part of World Playback week, so come along  and  see your real-life story played back as magical theatre before your eyes! 
A fabulous, improvised show for lesbian, gay, bisexual 
and transgendered people, families and friends.

Performers include: Arnet Donkin, Andre Jaeger, Jane Hoy, Kate O'Donnell, Mar Gonga, Mich Jamieson, Naomi Graham, Fritha Jenkins. 

Bar and cafe open -  have a drink with us after the show.

Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions) Box office: +44(0)207 383 9034
or buy tickets online at
Nearest tube: Warren Street (5 mins walk)