A QUILTBAG performance space

What is re:create?

re:create is a small, friendly and free LGBTQ+ performance group based in St Leonards, East Sussex offering somewhere to find and explore your creative ideas. We provide opportunities to learn new skills, create your own performance work and get on stage.

Where and when does re:create take place?

re:create meets every two weeks (Saturday or Sunday) at St John's Church Hall, Brittany Rd, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN38 0RD

How to be part of re:create

re:create are looking for more people to join them to shape and perform a brand new play to be performed at The Stables Theatre in November 2022.

About the performance

The play will be set in ‘Dreamland’, a fictional bar outside time and space, where LGBTQI+ figures from throughout history meet and mingle.

‘Dreamland’ is frequented by LGBTQI+ people past and present, some who are well known by people, others that should be. As time and attitudes change, the one constant in the bar is the bartender, who guides the audience through the different eras.

People from the past will talk with people from the future about LGBTQI+ lives, how human rights and visibility changes, sharing personal and public triumphs and sadness, the affirming life stories, the ignorance, intense friendships and a love of life.

How to get involved

We would love to hear from you if you have an interest in or have always wanted to perform on stage, whether it's a leading role or just a small walk-on part please get in touch (no experience necessary). If you can also play an instrument then we have some great parts for you. If you prefer something behind the scenes, we are also looking for set and stage designers, marketers, technical support and costume makers.

We are keen for our play to represent the real diversity of LGBTQI+ history so would particularly welcome interest from members of our community that don't often see themselves and their lives represented on stage.

At the moment we are meeting every three weeks in St Leonards. 

To find out more email us at and let us know a few sentences about yourself and what part of the performance you are interested in being part of.

Supported by

re:create has been developed with the support of Hastings and Rother Rainbow Alliance and is part of Good Stuff in St Leonards, a community-led programme of creative activities and events funded by Creative Civic Change and facilitated by local arts charity Home Live Art

re:create was originally set up and facilitated by Izzy Thornton and Benny Barker in early 2020

If you have any questions or queries regarding re:create please email or alternatively call 020 3920 9045 and leave a voice message with your name and telephone number and we will get back to you when we can.