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 with a view to a Spring 2017 publication date. 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 exciting 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




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.

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