The Poetry We Make

love, loss, Dolly Parton and finding yourself beyond your gender 

Ms Parton… would surely be proud of this testament to love, regardless of what body that love takes.
— ★★★★1/2 The Reviews Hub

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."

excellent concoction of theatrical elements...Furnishing audiences with lots to laugh over and think about, this is a fervently amusing and tenderly poignant play.
— ★★★★LondonTheatre1 

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"  

Theatre Weekly ★★★★

Spy in The Stalls ★★★★

“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.”

Get The Chance  ★★★★

“Edwina Strobl’s production has warmth and there’s an endearing performance from Mia Hall as Dolly Parton”

The Stage ★★★

“The chemistry between Elena Voce (Elliott) and Elijah W Harris (Robin) is gorgeous"

Theatre Bubble ★★★


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