Wardrobe & Sons was conceptualised off the back of Frankie Thompson co-founding tiny, portable, art installation and portable venue, The Wardrobe; the only West-End Theatre not in the West-End, designed by Em Tanner, during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. It was born as a direct response to the spaces, or rather the lack of space, independent artists were given during the pandemic, and a cry out for original, radical, experimental and DIY work to not be lost in the Covid-19 landscape, and for sidelined, erased and vulnerable people to still be able to engage with work from communities, at a time we all needed it most. Looking like a miniature West-End Theatre, The Wardrobe is fully collapsable and portable, with a detachable chandelier and red curtain, with sparkling fairly lights and gold cherubs.
It is also absoutely just a wardrobe.
This came to form Wardrobe & Sons, with company producer, Beth Sitek. A They In A Manager is our first ever commission (!) and full show with a brilliant, all queer and predominately neurodivergent creative team. We are beyond proud to be presenting this with you both from inside and outside a closet, as a celebration of you, of us, chosen family and queer survival, expression and joy.