From Today Everything Changes
Before Chris’ wife died, after over thirty years of marriage, she made him promise to be himself - accepting he’s gay is only the beginning.
Ian Tucker-Bell’s heart-warming play takes a humorous, honest and tender look at a man in his sixties coming out and finding love.
‘A moving, exquisite production telling an important and pertinent story’ The 730 Review
‘Trans Pennine’ is a funny, fast-paced, and emotional play about family disagreements, gender-identity, and caravan holidays.
Following her death, the family begrudgingly go to scatter Mum’s ashes in the Yorkshire Dales - a commemoration of a wife and mother none of them liked. Their bitter and fateful journey takes them to the caravan site of past family holidays, where secrets are revealed, truths are unearthed, and their relationships, identities, and prejudices are tested to the full.
Dad is angry, Ben is Amy, and Mum is in the margarine tub.
Frank’s son Alex is facing a mental health crisis, and Frank hasn’t a clue what to do about it, or how to get Alex to talk about it. He’s got problems of his own, and what’s happening to Alex is opening up wounds he thought long forgotten.
Weaving real-life stories into a fictional narrative, ‘Being Frank’ uses humour, music, movement and a good deal of honesty to explore men’s relationships with each other, with mental health, and with flat-pack furniture.
Being Frank will premiere this summer at Tonbridge Old Fire Station, before going on to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.