The Poetry We Make
love, loss, Dolly Parton and finding yourself beyond your gender
When Elliott discovers her ex-boyfriend Robin has started to transition into a woman her world turns upside down. With the help of her hero and spirit guide, Dolly Parton, she examines her memories of the man she loved – re-imagining what it means to be a woman, and what it means to be in love.
"I guess I was relying on the memories. But they’re not safe anymore."
Arts Council England National Lottery Funded, nominated for the 2017 Reviews Hub Brighton Fringe Beyond the Fringe award, Flugelman Productions presents Jaswinder Blackwell-Pal’s touching new play.
In 2018 we performed the play for a week as part of the fabulous VAULT Festival 2018 in the Cavern at the Vaults. In 2017 The Poetry We Make was premiered at the Marlborough Theatre Brighton, part of Brighton Fringe 2017, for which we were shortlisted for The Reviews Hub 'Beyond The Fringe' Award. In June and July 2017 we performed sell-out shows in London at The Rosemary Branch Theatre, RADA Festival, The Old Red Lion Theatre and Library club, Covent Garden.
“The Poetry We Make shows a timely reality, made even more significant by Harris being himself a transgender actor"
"truly inspiring...compelling theatrical piece"
“The performer’s bring such a honest and heartfelt approach to the characters, letting us not only relate but also question ourselves in their situations.”
“A culturally significant piece of theatre.”
“Edwina Strobl’s production has warmth and there’s an endearing performance from Mia Hall as Dolly Parton”
“The chemistry between Elena Voce (Elliott) and Elijah W Harris (Robin) is gorgeous"
Cast: Elena Voce, Elijah Harris, Mia Hall, Sam Thorpe-Spinks
Writer: Jaswinder Blackwell-Pal
Director: Edwina Strobl
Dramaturg: Lucinda Dale
Producers: Heather Ralph, Katherine Rigg
Designer: Alexandra Kapsala Greenwood
Lighting Designer: Jess Bernberg
Sound Designer: Davide Vox
Music Director: Ella Bellsz
Movement Director: Carissa Rickeard