BOLD MELLON PRODUCTION
In a palpably tense tarot reading, best friends Ruby and Rose peel back their queer impostor syndrome, squeeze their subconscious and expand the latex of their joyful, queer bubble. Igniting their fears and leaning into the surreal, Belinda combines British narrative with Eastern European flair; delving into the complexity of queer culture in a society which demands we be digestible.
BELINDA explores the intricacies of queer impostor syndrome and how the capitalisation of the pink pound, lack of queer spaces and queerbaiting contributes to the issue. The two friends, just like many members of our community, find solace through grounding themselves in queer mysticism, queer joy and friendship.
BELINDA (**** Everything Theatre) has been nominated for an Offies Award In IDEA Production for its run at the Vaults Festival 2023, then transferring to Kings Head Theatre as a part of the Queer Interrogation Season and Camden People’s Theatre as a part of the New Adventures Festival.
Originally called ‘Searching for Belinda’ , the show premiered as a part of the Not the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2021, with two sold out work-in-progress performances at Above the Stag.
“Thematically & tonally complex”
The Play’s the Thing UK
“A unique, quirky production that speaks to today”
“Edlyn & Nurmukhametova really threw themselves into their roles & were an engaging pair to watch and listen to”
“Belinda raises some important conversations about sexual, personal identity the power of collective action”
West End Best Friend
Written and performed by
Amy-Rose Edlyn and Emilia Nurmukhamet
Oil Projections by
Sound Design by
Vika Vinnikova and Dear Annie
Lighting Design by
Co-devised, developed and produced by
The Bold Mellon Collective, with creative support from Lu Curtis, Udoka Okonkwo, Yourssra Manlaykhaf and Maddie Mellon
Lee Milton and Malcom Mellon
SOME PRODUCTIONS OF BELINDA
Belinda was presented as part of the Vault Festival in Waterloo, March 2023
Belinda was presented at the Kings Head, Islington, 20 April 2023
Belinda came to Camden Peoples Theatre on 15th September 2023