A new full-length play by multi award-winning Rikki Beadle-Blair, a cutting-edge romantic comedy about homeless, pansexual, multiracial trans youth and elders, all searching for love and for somwhere to live as a sweltering London summer draws towards its close. Originally performed at London's legendary Theatre Royal Stratford East in July 2017 with an all-trans cast, Summer in London was written, directed, and included a sondtrack composed by Rikki Beadle-Blair. The book includes full cast and crew biogs.
Could you find love in London on zero budget?
Join four cheeky lads as they compete to win the heart of a beautiful woman called Summer on four free dates across London. Though secretly homeless – and broke – they use every trick in the book to find cost-free ways to impress her.
We follow the streetwise romeos on boat rides, to museums, parks and firework displays as they try to win their date. As the sun sets and the drinks flow things get complicated, and we discover nothing is as it first appears.
This hilarious new romcom is about friendship, finding love and being yourself. World-premiered at the legendary Theatre Royal Stratford East in July 2017, Summer in London was written and directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair with an all trans cast and an original new soundtrack. This edition includes full cast and crew biogs, and an introductory essay by Rikki discussing his casting and writing methods.
'Unabashedly hearfelt' - The Stage
'A bright and brash, mad-cap must see' - Spy in the Stalls
'Smart, sassy and big-hearted... Beadle-Blair’s contemporary romantic comedy — which he also directed with considerable bounce and flair — has the sunniest disposition, drawing us in from the get-go and sustaining that level of engagement through two thematically layered acts.... his quick-witted, lyrical script gleams with irony. Quips reveal character, propel the plot forward and advance the play’s ideas about how complicatedly love can manifest itself in human behaviour. The writing is at times almost Shakespearean in its wit and clever use of language to play with gender stereotypes. Altogether a winning night out.' - The Times
'Beadle-Blair’s dialogue is as fluid as his characters’ evolving identities, taking in all the complexities of gender, ethnicity and sexuality while still making room for regular outbreaks of hilarity. There’s a self-aware lyricism to his script that mixes mindless silliness with powerful monologues that crack open these peoples’ skulls and let you peer right in.' - Time Out
You can buy the following text via the following outlets:
UK: Waterstones / Amazon
US: Barnes & Noble / Amazon
You can watch the Summer in London trailer here: