Arcola Participation Queer Collective presents


Devised by The Company

Co-directed by Lily Cheetah, Dan de la Motte and Leo O'Donnell

We are the Queers of the Future. Join us as we anticipate our shared stories of love, intimacy and community survival in an imagined world. A world that enacts our future visions and highlights the subjectivity of Queer Utopias.

‘Let it be known that homosexuals are not cowards’ – Willem Arondeus 

With fascism on the rise, a group of Queers seek solace and safety and sanctuary and fun in Qtopia, their local gay bar. But how long can they stay in hiding? Should they fight back? – Qtopia features some absolute banging tunes, amazing lip-synch and poppin choreography, as well as vital and timely reminders of our history, present and future.

Arcola Participation’s Queer Collective is a performance collective exploring queer identity and how to present it theatrically. The Queer Collective’s past productions have received critical acclaim and a strong audience following by creating punchy, radical and riotous re-imaginings of classics and new work. The group is open to anyone identifying as LGBTQI* in East London. If you are interested in joining the company in future years, you can express your interest here.

Relaxed Performances
All performances for Creative Disruption will be relaxed, this means that you are free to move about, make noise and come and go during the show. Latecomers will be permitted – this might be at specific points in the performance agreed with the artists.  For more access info, visit our Access Page.