We are Team Angelica

Welcome to the Team Angelica family of creatives. We hail from every social background and are dedicated to creating thought-provoking entertainment in all available mediums, including, film, theatre, music, dance, television, radio, books, fashion and fitness.

Here on our website you can find out about our current and future productions, back catalogue, and look for up-to-the-minute casting information.

Click on the video to the right to check out our mission statement!



Researching and preparing for our new movie 'FREE', (sibling/sequel to FIT) We spent an afternoon at the South Bank Centre filming kids of gay parents - and straight parents - and bi parents and undefinable parents. And this is some of what they taught us.
Parents are Parents. Family is Family. Love is Love.

A Team Angelica Short
Produced and Directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair
Directed, Shot and Edited by Edmund Swabey
Music by Rikki Beadle-Blair & Joni Levinson.
Executive produced by The South Bank Centre, Stonewall, Square Peg Media & Team Angelica.



The companion volume to our groundbreaking Black & Gay in the UK anthology.

Following the success of Black & Gay in the UK, we're seeking submissions for a sister work, by/about same gender loving women of African descent. Rikki Beadle-Blair and John R Gordon are proud and excited to be joined on the editorial team by the legendary Ms Phyll Opuku, co-founder of UK Black Pride.

We’re seeking short stories, poems, essays, autobiography and think-pieces. Our deadline for contributions is March 25th, 2017. If you would like to contribute, or to find out more about the project, please click here.


What's up

Yemi & Femi's Fun Night Out - the graphic novel!

Yemi & Femi's Fun Night Out - the graphic novel!

Out  now - the hilarious and heartbreaking tale of two black gay British youths and their escapades one reckless Saturday night. A groundbreaking Team Angelica graphic novella from the pen of Lambda-nominated writer and artist John R Gordon - and it's free! - email john@teamangelica.com.

Tiny Pieces of Skull

Tiny Pieces of Skull

Out now - a provocative, groundbreaking and Lambda Award-winning novel by Roz Kaveney.

In the 1980s poet and activist Roz Kaveney wrote a novel, Tiny Pieces of Skull, about trans street life and her life in London and Chicago in the late 1970s. Much admired in manuscript by writers from Kathy Acker to Neil Gaiman, it has never seen print until now. Funny and terrifying by turns, and full of glimpses of other lives, it is the story of how beautiful Natasha persuades clever Annabelle to run away from her life and have more adventures than either of them quite meant her to have...

'...a whip-smart novel... a sharp delight' - Diva magazine

'wildly entertaining, and mines a lode of untrammelled joy from every small victory its characters experience.' - Lambda Literary

Black & Gay in the UK

Black & Gay in the UK

Out now!

Our ground-breaking anthology of black gay men's lives in the UK, crammed with amazing poems, autobiographies, provocative essays and think-pieces, and stories by Ade Adeniji, Travis Alabanza, Bisi Alimi, Dean Atta, Dr. Rob Berkeley, Rikki Beadle-Blair, Topher Campbell, Donovan C. Carey, Daniel Fry, John R. Gordon, Keith Jarrett, Leee John, Adam Lowe, Reverend Rowland Jide Macaulay, David McAlmont, Paul J. Medford,  Donovan 'Baz' Morris, Tonderai Munyevu, Edd Muruako, Cyril Nri, Leo Ofori, Anu Olu, Diriye Osman, Salawu Owujide, P. J. Samuels, Rogue Scott, Mickel Smithen, Robert Taylor, Giles Terera, Cheikh Traore, Z. Jai Walsh, D'relle Wickham, Geoffrey Williams, Rhys Wright and more.

  • Buy book here
  • Great blog review and video of the launch event at Waterstones Piccadilly here


Fimí sílẹ̀ Forever

Fimí sílẹ̀ Forever

An exciting novel of contemporary Nigeria by Nnanna Ikpo - available for pre-order now

Olawale and Oluwole are dreadlocked Yoruba lawyers, minority human rights activists fighting for a better Nigeria. Bisexual and closeted, Olawale has spent his adult life protecting and defending his charismatic, more evidently homosexual twin; but when the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act becomes law, they, their family, and the women who love them are caught in a savage spotlight that threatens to wreck all their lives. In the midst of this Wole and Wale must deal with an estranged convict father whose unexpected reappearance brings dark and troubling family secrets to light.

Friends & family

The Sketch Bank

The Sketch Bank

An interactive online comedy sketch show.

Jack Shalloo

Jack Shalloo

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More castings coming soon, watch this space.

What's on


  • 11-12th
  • Legendary Children in the House of Fierce - a new play, written & directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair set in the world of homeless black gay New York, at the Old Vic Workrooms, Drummond Street, London SE16 4EE. Tickets available here: http://www.ark4art.com/


  • 20th
  • Our latest novel, Fimí sílẹ̀ Forever, by Nnanna Ikpo, is published.