“Written with vim and delicacy by Anna Wheatley... Beige is coloured by grief and yet it is not downbeat but has an openness and freshness...it is quietly affecting.” - LYN GARDNER
Alex is funny. That’s what Lila says at least. But it’s more embarrassing coming from yer mum right? “It’s genetic, Hun. I’m f**king funny me.”
You know that thing when yer dad’s a philandering absentee, yer relationships are forever on the wonk and the binary don’t apply? Yeh, that’s Alex on the daily.
Thank f**k for Lila.
Alex and their mum are both just trying to do life. Some days it’ll make them wanna punch through a wall, on others they’ll find themselves slow-dancing in an art gallery. Whatever gets ‘em through ya know?
In this half-play, half stand-up gig, Anna Wheatley explores the art of being human in a world obsessed with boxes. You might do a laugh. You might do a cry. You might join hands and stick two fingers up to society.
Originally performed at VAULT Festival 2020
VAULT Festival Team
WRITTEN BY Anna Wheatley (she/her)
DIRECTED BY Jess Daniels (she/her)
DESIGN BY Ica Niemz (he/they)
SOUND BY Brain Rays (he/him)
STAGE MANAGEMENT BY Matthew Gardner (they/them)
CAST ALEX - Em Thane (they/them)
LILA - Jordan Whyte (she/her)
ERIN - Sukey Willis (they/them)
DEAN - Jahvel Hall (he/him)