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By Emily Aboud

Soho Theatre 2022

The Guardian ★★★★★
The To Do List ★★★★★
The Stage ★★★★

The Evening Standard ★★★★
Broadway World ★★★★

The Skinny ★★★★
The List ★★★★



"A sparkling cabaret about the experience of queer Caribbean women that will tickle your sides as much as it will touch your heart" 

The Skinny

"Fast-paced and brimming with energy, this endlessly political show never stops being playful. Even when their tales are stained by sadness and shame, it remains a comedy about joy."
The Guardian


"The reason the show is able to achieve a real sense of catharsis is not because it is an evening of bouncy escapism. The trauma it mines underneath the energy and the fun shows that joy often has to be found in spite of pain."

The Evening Standard

“The trauma painted in Splintered has been utilised by Aboud and her team into the creation of their own “carnival of truths” which resists norms, challenges audience perceptions and celebrates queer love and joy. And it does so with serious flair.
The Stage

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Originally performed in the Edinburgh Fringe 2019, SPLINTERED was transferred to the Vault Festival in 2020 and made a triumphant London return in 2022 at the Soho Theatre.

Writer/Director - Emily Aboud
Producer - Grace Dickson
Design - Hazel Low
Lighting Design - Laura Howard
Sound Design - Annie May Fletcher
Stage Management - Ceinwin Bos
Movement/Choreography - Buntu Yello
Associate Designer - Pip Terry
Assistant Director - Rochelle Wilson
Engagement Producer - Phillipe Cato

For Vaults/Fringe
Lighting Design - Elissa Webb
Stage Manager - Alex Dillon
Engagement Producer - Belinda Clark


Chanté Faucher
Melissa Saint
Alice Vilanculo

Vault Festival 2020
Charlotte Dowding
Chanté Faucher
Alice Vilanculo

Edinburgh Fringe 2019
Sanaa Byfield
Tash Brown
Charlotte Dowding

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