Well, I’m going for it!
LGBTQ+-friendly theatre group ‘Pride & Joy’, production of Treasure Island, for this November. The usual practically-zero budget, but a small cast, with most only needing one costume. Piratical silliness, and a DAME! A DAME FOLKS I’M SO HAPPY! Oh, and a lobster. And a parrot.
If you’re planning to come see this in Birmingham, SPOILER ALERT!
Of course, having done my preliminary notes and a collection of idea boards for each character, my main attention is on that solitary ‘female’ in the show, the dame. On this instance, Dr Livesey is a woman, a drunk, and also black. Break that mould! I’m hoping to work in three costume changes, including a transformation costume for the final scene, where Dr Livesey [a woman played by a man] marries Captain Smollett [a man played by a woman]. Yeah.
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