Igniting fears and leaning into the surreal, Belinda combines British narrative with Eastern European flair; delving into the complexity of queer culture in a society that demands we be digestible. Intimate flatmates, Ruby and Rose, both at a crossroads with who they thought they were, meet for a devilishly revealing tarot reading. Their subconscious desires burst and scuttle through their attempts to resist… Belinda interrogates the bi+ experience through a kaleidoscope – the migrant experience of queerness, the weight of past relationships, queerbating, expectations both within and without the queer community. They need that space, but question their right to it. At times hysterically funny, intriguingly absurd, and brutally honest, Belinda is tribute to queer joy, and the euphoric pursuit of embracing yourself.
Bold Mellon is a collective of multidisciplinary artists dedicated to delivering deliciously dynamic art which celebrates underrepresented queer voices.. Artists in residence: Lyric Hammersmith Theatre 2021, Above the Stag Theatre 2021-2022, Stanley Arts 2022 and Hen and Chickens Theatre 2022.
Bold Mellon curates and produces original performances and community events for/by emerging queer artists such as scratch shows, life drawing classes, short film screenings and visual art exhibitions.
Press & Reviews
2022 Review by Sarah Brown from West End Best Friend, 3 stars:
“Reveals some beautifully nuanced ideas.”
“Belinda raises some important conversations about sexual and personal identity - and how entwined the two are, and also about the power of collective action.”
“Both character’s stories feel incredibly personal, and are told with great passion and authenticity.”
2022 Review by Terry Eastham from London Theatre 1, 3 stars:
“Edlyn and Nurmukhametova really threw themselves into their roles and were an engaging pair to watch and listen to.”
“Delves into the complexity of queer culture.”
Cast & Creative Team Writers: Amy-Rose Edlyn and Emilia Nurmukhametova
Ruby: Emilia Nurmukhametova
Rose: Amy-Rose Edlyn
Director: Lu Curtis
Dramaturg: Udoka Maya Okonkwo
Lighting Designer: Venus Raven
Creative Captioning: Rachel Sampley
Live-Oil Projections: Ruby Ingleheart