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.




Dead teenage suicides 'live' in limbo. Their job is to assist the next wave of suicides through their final moments until they decide stage a rebellion of love.
Performed by Chris Edgerley, Chrissy Gallon, Dawson James, Wild H.B, Jonny Minton, Lucy Grace-Knight, Richard Tan, Christopher Kifun, Katie Sheridan, Megan Affonso, Jamie Giles, Jessica Caballero, Marcus El Alfy & Dean Atta
Written and Directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair  Produced by Carleen Beadle  Shot by Jake Martin  Sound by Juliet Plumptre  Edited by Ed Swabey  Post sound by Sound Disposition Grading by Will Read.  Executive produced by Julie Parker and Mavis Seaman

What's up

Bashment - The Movie

Bashment - The Movie

JJ is an aspiring MC bursting onto London's exciting outlaw urban music scene. He's got the skills, he's got the rhymes, and he's got the drive. But there's a problem — not only is JJ a white boy from the sticks — he's also gay. And gay — in the world of hip-hop and ragga — ain't good.


Buy it here.

Fairytales for Lost Children

Fairytales for Lost Children

A provocative, groundbreaking and exciting book by Diriye Osman, out now.

FAIRYTALES FOR LOST CHILDREN is narrated by people constantly on the verge of self-revelation. These characters – young, gay and lesbian Somalis – must navigate the complexities of family, identity and the immigrant experience as they tumble towards freedom. Set in Kenya, Somalia and South London, these stories are imbued with pathos, passion and linguistic playfulness, marking the arrival of a singular new voice in contemporary fiction.

Winner of the Polari Best First Book Award!

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




Out now - John R Gordon's powerful new Lambda Literary Award-nominated novel.

When violent thug Evill and his drug-dealing South London crew menace Stanlake, a young African refugee, and his mother Poppy, little do they realize that this effeminate youth is a former child soldier, capable of the most extreme responses. Forced to meet violence with violence, Stanlake stands up to his tormentors, only to find himself drawn into a darkly erotic and passionate relationship with the damaged, closetted Evill. As love begins to bloom between the two deeply-scarred young men old evil erupts, threatening to consume them both and compelling Stanlake to face – and move beyond – his past.

“A breathless, cinematic thrill-ride of a novel… Sweeps you up and envelops you in its  unique world… this is what novels are for. Stunning.” – Rikki Beadle-Blair

Friends & family

The Sketch Bank

The Sketch Bank

An interactive online comedy sketch show.

Jack Shalloo

Jack Shalloo

Listen to debut album 'London Soul'.


More castings coming soon, watch this space.

What's on



      Monday 27th
        'Tiny Pieces of Skull' by Roz Kaveney is published - we're celebrating this landmark event with a launch at the flagship Waterstones Piccadilly!


      Monday 27th
        'Tiny Pieces of Skull' by Roz Kaveney is published - keep an eye out for readings and exciting promotional events!