X and Y

Belle enjoyed the callenge of directing X and Y, which ran at the Storytelling Centre and Just Festival at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2014. A verbatim piece about the experiences of members of the LGBT community across the Commonwealth, it premiered at Pride House in Glasgow before transferring to the Fringe. It was written by Mark Jeary and produced by Black Dingo Productions and New Room Theatre.

‘I always say if you can’t convince them, confuse them!’ X and Y is a new play based on verbatim testimonies. It follows the journey of Natalie, a Glaswegian transgendered woman, from the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh to Glasgow 2014. Her story is compared to the experiences of other LGBT individuals in some of the other 41 Commonwealth countries where homosexuality is still illegal. Latoya, from Jamaica and Hilath, from the Maldives also share their stories. Honest, moving and often hilarious, X and Y brings something not yet seen on the Scottish stage.
You can read a review here here and here

Sarah Barron played Natalie, Lynnette Holmes played Latoya and Tharan Sivapatham played Hilath.


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