Welcome to Diva-Verse Productions!

Diverse women  creating theatrical / cinematic projects that relfect their experiences in the universe !

About diva-verse

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What we are about..

 We are an independent female run and featured production company dedicated to creating and producing entertainment for stage and screen, which reflects and celebrates the diverse experiences, and stories of women

 (particularly women of colour and those under represented in the UK).  

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Recent News

We have just had a one night only SELL OUT performance of new topical dark comedy 'Behind The Canvas' which looks at how life experiences shape people into who they are.  

Written by Lola Remi & Shakella Dedi, Directed by Lucia Cox, the play also explores themes of mental health and the break-down of family.   'Behind The Canvas' was  well recieved and is now set to tour this summer.  Stay tuned for dates!

"Emotionally affecting...this three-hander has a lot going for it"!

(Mike Scott-Harding, Afridiziak Theatre News)


Past Projects

Riff - Cabaret Show

Riff - Cabaret Show

A night of soul & jazz with  a theatrical twist covering  hits by female legends from  Billie Holiday  to The Supremes. (Function group)  

If you are looking  to hire live musical entertainment visit : www.2chicksandabanjo.com

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Lost On Location

 'Lost On Location' is a mystical, comedy-drama which follows the journey of a black British actress who comes to the realisation that she is lost - culturaly as well as literally, on an island when confronted by ghosts of the past   Originally written for radio, this play was adapted for stage in the Lewisham Frindge Festival of 2015. 

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Women on Wine

WOW' (Women on Wine) is what happens when 3 very different, yet very similar groups of women are thrust together in a 'stressful' situation, outside of their hands and comfort zones - they drink wine. Red grapes, green grapes, purple berries - it's all the same. The women drink/ vent, drink / laugh, drink/ cry, drink / escape, drink/ celebrate, before uniting in understanding and appreciation of each other - along with their shared love of grapes! Played at Above The Stage Theatre in 2010.

BEHIND THE CANVAS

'Behind The Canvas'  (BTC) is a topical dark comedy which looks at how life experiences shape people into who they are.  Written by Lola Remi & Shakella Dedi, Directed by Lucia Cox -  the play also explores themes of mental health and the break-down of family.  

This video contains snippets and public response from our initial Sell Out show last month. Tour dates to be announced soon!

in production / future projects


FOR MORE INFO ON ANY OF THE ABOVE PROJECTS - PLEASE GET IN TOUCH : DIVAVERSEPRODUCTIONS@GMAIL.COM

the team

Lola Remi

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 Writer/ Actress / Producer​
Lola graduated from ALRA in 2001. She signed to Pemberton Associates after being seen in a one woman play at the Cockpit Theatre, which she both wrote and produced. She has worked for the BBC on projects such as 'Meet the Ancestors' and Blue Peter. She is also a Voice-over artist and has made several radio adds for the likes of Premier Radio and Capital FM. As a writer, Lola showcased one of her plays at the Edinburgh Festival in 2004 and also went on to stage it at Soho theatre in London. Lola recently wrote and produced her first screen pilot drama series due for release next year 2019. 

Collette Zacca

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 Writer/ Actress / Director
     Collette studied at ‘The Royal Central School of Speech   and Drama,’ HB Studios in New York and TVI in LA. She has had a plethora of experience on   screen and stage and has recently played one of the leads in the feature film   ‘Things I do for Money’, shot in Canada and directed by the Emmy nominated   director, Warren P Sonoda. Colette   also played the role of Blessing in “Swapsies” a   short film for Fox entertainment in the USA. Her most recent television role was Nurse   Williams in, ‘DREAMING WHILST BLACK’. Her   latest stage production was ‘Foxes’ directed by Beru Tessema for the RADA   festival 2018.

Shakella Dedi

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Playwright / Perfomer/ Producer
      Shakella studied Performing Arts at Kingsway College, before going on to focus on   Acting at Rose Bruford. She later obtained an MA in Scriptwriting at   Goldsmiths. Shakella has undertaken a variety of acting and singing roles   nationally and internationally, including Race   Today (Barbican, London), The Magic   Of Motown (UK & Europe), and Christopher Gatelli’s Off-Westend show Silence The Musical (London). Shakella’s   Writing & Producing Credits include: Lost   on Location (London Theatre); Women   on Wine (Above The Stag Theatre), I’m   a Londoner (Tristan Bates) & 1867   (Brockley Jack). In 2010 Shakella founded Insite Productions , which now operates as Diva-Verse Productions.

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London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

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