What happens when the person you love announces their gender transition?
When Elliott discovers the love of her life Robin has started to transition to become a woman, her world turns upside down.
With the help of her hero and spirit guide Dolly Parton, Elliott examines the memories of the man she loved – re-imagining what it means to be a woman, and what it means to be in love.
Developed by RADA graduates, writer Jaswinder Blackwell-Pal and director Edwina Strobl, this fresh new work brings together an extraordinary cast of performers including Elena Voce, Mia Hall, Sam Thorpe-Spinks and transgender performer Elijah W. Harris. Nominated for the 2017 Beyond the Fringe Brighton Fringe award and in partnership with StoneCrabs Theatre, supported by Wilton’s Music Hall and the Old Vic New Voices project for outstanding young artists.
‘Fervently amusing and tenderly poignant’ The Poetry We Make is told as a series of memories and flashbacks, featuring live Dolly Parton tunes, exploring love, loss and what gender actually counts for.
Can Dolly help Elliott find the rainbow beyond the rain?
Ms Parton... would surely be proud of this testament to love, regardless of what body that love takes.
Furnishing audiences with lots to laugh over and think about, this is a fervently amusing and tenderly poignant play.