Deep in the Heart of Me is produced by Behind the Lines theatre company. It is showing in Brighton as part of Brighton Fringe 2017 at Sweet Venues (inside Jury's Inn on the seafront) on 7, 14, 21, 28 May at 13:00.
Tickets are £8.The show is 1 hour 15 minutes in length.
If you want to know what else is on at Brighton Fringe with an LBQ theme, check out our article Brighton Fringe is full of flavour which links through to 25 different performances that will be of interest.
Deep in the Heart of Me is a beautiful story. It tells the tale of Janet, who later in life after getting married and having two kids realises that perhaps she needs to fulfil her desires and sets about trying to meet a woman. We open with her recording her video for her online dating profile.
I liked this story particularly because it covers a topic that is rarely covered... women who come out or realise their sexual desires later in life. The challenges that come with this exploration and discovery.
Additionally this play includes a number of Rat Pack songs, which was also much to my delight as I am a huge fan of Rat Pack songs!
For those who are local to Brighton, you will recognise some of the places mentioned within the performance such as Velvet Jacks and The Marlborough - which all add to making it more relatable. Part of the performance also takes place at Sappho Women lesbian festival at Erros on Lesbos in Greece!
The performance uses minimal props, some gesturing and video backdrops. Highly entertaining and very insightful.
A 'Shirley Valentine' tale for the 21st century with songs from the Rat Pack repertoire, ‘Sway’, ‘Let’s Fall in Love’ and ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’.
“Incredibly enjoyable, endearing, utterly believable... induces a constant stream of laughter from the audience... Hilarious script, witty, and very often heartbreaking, the play feels warm, layered, and captivating.” (Arts Award Voice).
"The sweetest of Fringe treats... Very touching, very simple, heart-rendingly delivered" (Fringe Guru).
**** Nominated for Best LGBTQ+ Show Brighton Fringe 2016.
About Behind the Lines
BEHIND THE LINES is a theatre company set up by Alison Child and Rosie Wakley in 2014 to put lesbians centre stage and tell their stories. Our first show 'All The Nice Girls' has been performed throughout the UK in theatres, community halls, pubs and care homes.
'Deep in The Heart of Me', started life at the Brighton Fringe in 2016 and was Nominated Best LGBTQ Show in 2016. 'Fall of Duty' which we have devised in collaboration with Louie Webb, Octavian Oliver and Harry Child, tells the story of Elsie Janis and Basil Hallam, contrasting the escapist entertainment they provided for troops in WW1 with the modern escapism of war games such as Call of Duty.
We are champions of lesbian variety stars Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney and frequently give talks about them.