This show is part of A Queer Interrogation, a season curated by Tom Ratcliffe for The Takeover.
Explore the full season & find out more here!
Igniting fears and leaning into the surreal, Belinda combines British narrative with Eastern European flair; delving into the complexity of queer culture in a society that demands we be digestible.
Intimate flatmates, Ruby and Rose, both at a crossroads with who they thought they were, meet for a devilishly revealing tarot reading. Their subconscious desires burst and scuttle through their attempts to resist... Belinda interrogates the bi+ experience through a kaleidoscope - the migrant experience of queerness, the weight of past relationships, queerbating, expectations both within and without the queer community. They need that space, but question their right to it.
At times hysterically funny, intriguingly absurd, and brutally honest, Belinda (Offies Award Nomination IDEA Production: Experimental Theatre) is tribute to queer joy, and the euphoric pursuit of embracing yourself.
'Thematically & tonally complex' The Play's the Thing UK
'A unique, quirky production that speaks to today' Theatre Fullstop
'Edlyn & Nurmukhametova really threw themselves into their roles & were an engaging pair to watch & listen to' LondonTheatre1
'Belinda raises some important conversations about sexual, personal identity the power of collective action' West End Best Friend
Idea Production: Experimental Theatre Nomination | Off West End Awards
CAST & CREATIVES
Writer & Performer | Amy-Rose Edlyn & Emilia Nurmukhametova
Co-Director | Lu Curtis
Oil Projections | Ruby Ingleheart
Lighting Design | Venus Raven (Vaults), Rachel Samlpley
Original music composed by | Vika Vinnikova, assisted by Dear Annie
Co-Devised, Developed & Produced by Bold Mellon Collective | Udoka Okonkwo, Youssra Manlaykhaf & Maddie Mellon