Black Women Let Loose THeatre Company


Black Women Let Loose Theatre Company is a Bristol-based Community Interest Company created to highlight the experiences of women of African and Caribbean descent through devising and producing theatre.

The company was created by Christelle Pellecuer, Lorna James, Rachel de Garang, Ruth Pitter, Valerie Mower and Yoma Smith.

Our inaugural show, titled Shades Of Our Lives, comprises inventive short pieces exploring topics such as identity, connection and belonging, examining issues familiar to all. It was a sell-out show which we performed for the first time on  International Women’s Day 2019 at Bristol Old Vic.

We work collaboratively to devise pieces of dramatic work for wide ranging audiences. Our performances portray stories that offer thought-provoking insight into the actors’ life experiences.

Our stories are sometimes raw, sometimes funny but always honest!

We are grateful to Thresholds and Bristol Old Vic  for their ongoing support.


Children Playing
 
Children Playing
“Exceptional show and performance. Huge thanks and congratulations to all the amazing women involved. Thanks to sponsors too. Deserves to be seen by many.”
Shades of Our Lives Performance: Report 8 March 2019
  • “More! More! More! Fantastic”
  • “Exceptional show and performance. Huge thanks and congratulations to all the amazing women involved. Thanks to sponsors too. Deserves to be seen by many."
  • “Great variety of Pathos and humour. Such a joy to watch”
  • “Excellent, lots of diverse emotions. Real. You should go on tour. Consider taking to schools. Thanks”
  • “10, This was fantastic; capturing the complexities of identity, the good and the bad. Stunning.”
  • “Wonderful. Really nourishing/enriching. Fabulous celebration.”
  • "Very intimate, informative, personal & thought-provoking."


The Founders


The founding members of Black Women Let Loose Theatre Company are known in Bristol for their community work – producing and supporting various initiatives.

They are –  Rachel de Garang (African Sambistas), Christelle Pellecuer (Razana Afrika), Lorna James, Ruth Pitter and Valerie Mower (Research, Diversity Consultant, Social Work and Breathing Fire Playback Theatre) and Yoma Smith (marketing consultant, event producer and presenter).

Staff