Students Staff

12 September 2017

Curtain lifts on autumn season

Filed under: Latest news — Heather Leathley @ 3:36 pm

Clifftown Theatre is starting the autumn season with two thought-provoking productions, including a new play from an East 15 Acting School graduate.

Fringe First award winner at Edinburgh in 2016, Growth, written by Luke Norris, can be seen on Monday 2 October. It is a comic and touching production focussing on the taboo subject of testicular cancer.

Georgie de Suys (pictured below) only graduated from the BA World Performance course this summer, and this talented poet and playwright is back already with her new play To Finally Feel on Saturday 14 October.

The show, inspired by a family friend of Georgie’s, plots the dilemmna of a young male to female trans person trying to come to terms with her gender dysphoria. The cast includes the non binary trans actor Ed Zephyr.

The play has been supported by BBC TV actor Rebecca Root from BBC-2’s Boy Meets Girl and has been produced by trans actress and writer Simona Continente of TransEssex Theatre Project and Theatre Writers Workshop with support from Arts Council England and Southend Borough Council’s 125 Fund.

Tickets for both shows can be ordered on 01702 328335 or through the website clifftowntheatre.co.uk

Georgie de Suys Oct 17 EW

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