The Making of A Reyt Queer Extravaganza

Angel Blaque duck walks onstage under pink lighting. Angel is a Black, femme with pink braids wearing a pale crop top and cute flared mini skirt with chunky white trainers.

Back in July, we produced our biggest ever event, A Reyt Queer Extravaganza, a collaboration with visual arts and dance company Ghetto Fabulous.

So we’re thrilled to share a specially commissioned film by filmmaker Toni Lee that shows the making of A Reyt Queer Extravaganza and what it meant to the participants and artists involved. 

Toni Lee filming participants of Forgeous, Sheffield. Credit – Misha Warren

This collaboration with Ghetto Fabulous was a year in the making, with queer dance and movement workshops in June and July, which brought together a group of LGBTQ+ people from South Yorkshire who were supported to create their own collective and who made their performance debut at A Reyt Queer Extravaganza.

a group of people in various elegant costumes pose and dance onstage with one person strutting their way onto the catwalk. The scene is lit by warm orange lighting
Forgeous onstage at The Leadmill. July 2022. Credit – Misha Warren

A Reyt Queer Extravaganza in July was Sheffield’s first queer led ball, and a huge event, with 25 performers taking to the stage at The Leadmill, and 300 audience members. This film celebrates the people and processes involved in making it all happen. As one audience member said..

The whole event had a brilliantly inclusive feel to it. It felt like everyone on the stage and in the audience was being encouraged and uplifted

Relive the memories, or see what you missed and have a watch now!


Cinematography and Editing – Toni Lee

Stills photography – Emily Obeng

Artistic Directors – Darren Pritchard for Ghetto Fabulous and Finn Warman for Andro & Eve

Workshop Facilitator – Sym Mendez 

Host of Reyt Queer Extravaganza – Rikki Beadle Blair

With thanks to The Leadmill, Montgomery Theatre, Andro & Eve staff and volunteers and all the fierce performers who took to the runway. 

This project was made made possible through funding from Arts Council England and The Civic, Barnsley.

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