A thrilling new filmed production of Safe (“a compelling testament of abuse, resilience and ultimately hope”- The Stage) performed by an out-LGBTQ cast, created and directed by Alexis Gregory, is being made available free-to-watch online from Monday April 19.
A quarter of all homeless and at risk youth identify as LGBTQ+.
Alexis Gregory interviewed several homeless and at-risk LGBTQ+ youth, that he met via the Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT), to tell their stories. ‘Safe’, his critically acclaimed verbatim theatre piece, goes behind the stark statistics using the actual words of youngsters involved, together with live music and spoken-word written especially for the production by acclaimed poet Yrsa Daley Ward.
While hard hitting and full of bite, Safe is also full of humour and is ultimately, an uplifting celebration of queer survival.
The cast of Safe is, Elijah Ferreira ‘Unknown Territories’ (Frantic Assembly), ‘Queer Lives at The Tower’ (Tower of London), Taofique Folarin ‘The Grass Is Always Grindr’ (Amazon Prime), ‘The Lion King’ (Lyceum Theatre), May Kelly ‘Welcome to Shangri-La’ (Hope Mill Theatre), ‘Get Luke Lowe’ (Amazon Prime), Mary Malone 2020 East 15 graduate, upcoming; ’The Jacket’ (BBC) and LaMont Winner of Pride’s Got Talent 2018, ‘London Live Sessions’
A virtual online launch event and ‘post-show’ talk, also free to join, is planned for April 19th with hosts and guests including Tim Sigsworth MBE (AKT Chief Executive), Ben Hunte (BBC) and acclaimed filmmaker Campbell X, alongside the Safe cast and creative team.