‘The city cringes at the soft wound of our open hearts as we spill our soul onto the pavements and rise aglow into the morning.’
Subversive, humorous and authentic, ‘Rapture’ follows hard-living bar manager Tommy and polyamorous partner-and-girlfriend Kit and Rosy through their intersecting lives in contemporary East London. As events in the present bring past traumas bubbling to the surface, the bonds within this chosen family must shudder and transform if they are to survive.
A colourful vision of life in the capital’s hedonistic fast-lane, ‘Rapture’ is the critically-acclaimed debut show from Pink Sky, a collective of LGBTQIA+ artists taking an interdisciplinary approach to making queer theatre.
Sophie's previous work has been nominated for the Sit Up Awards for 'groundbreaking work that platforms social issues' and the Broadway World UK Awards for 'Best Director' on 'Rapture'. She was a participant on Mountview's inaugural Director's Studio, and in 2021 was the recipient of a Developing Your Creative Practice grant courtesy of Arts Council England.
Press & Reviews
★★★★★ Everything Theatre; 'An explosion of colour; a brilliant piece that encapsulates queer relationships in London. An outstanding production that sets a benchmark for live performance.'
★★★★★ Lost in Theatreland; 'hilariously and painfully relatable...I implore you to see this beautiful production'
★★★★ The Stage; 'An eloquent and exciting dissection of the queer urban family experience'
★★★★ Boyz Magazine; 'Modern theatre that is just terrific. Ground-breaking, hard-hitting drama that is both equally powerful as it is provocative. Mesmerising queer theatre, riveting stuff!
★★★★ The Reviews Hub; 'Slick direction...the thoughtful script sets up moments of real connection and poignancy.'
★★★★ A Young(ish) Perspective; 'A brilliant debut from a very exciting queer collective - Pink Sky have set a very high bar for themselves.'
Cast & Creative Team Writer-Director: Sophie Leydon
Movement Director: Becky Stockley
Cast: To Be Announced!
Supported by Pleasance Futures