World premiere of LIPSTICK comes to Southwark Playhouse
The world première of Lipstick, a new play by Lily Shahmoon will open at Southwark Playhouse on 9 March. Ed White makes his professional directing debut with cast Helen Aluko (Jordan) and April Hughes (Tommy).
Tommy is scared of everything. Especially the kids at school who would call him gay if they saw him putting on lipstick. Jordan isn’t scared of anything. He’s not scared that he likes the way Tommy looks in lipstick. Really, he’s not.
‘You’re the same as the rest of them. Trying to get me to be transgender, gender neutral, fluid. Why can’t I just be Tommy?’
Two women play teenage boys in this two hander that questions what’s really underneath, and what it costs to show it to someone else.
Helen Aluko plays Jordan. Her previous theatre credits include Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Palace Theatre), Doctor Faustus (Royal Exchange Theatre) and Beauty and the Beast (Theatre Royal Stratford East). For television her credits include The Driver.
April Hughes plays Tommy. Her previous theatre credits include Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Palace Theatre) and The Play That Goes Wrong (Duchess Theatre). For television her credits include Dixi and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.
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