Queer Edinburgh Fringe play Cowboys and Lesbians will transfer to Park Theatre this February for a limited season.
A heart-warming modern-day love story, Cowboys and Lesbians follows two sarcastic British teenagers on joyful queer awakening.
This playful and uplifting show delves into the limiting narratives fed to young people exploring their sexuality, and the harmful effect of heteronormativity and queer tragedising in mainstream movies, TV and theatre. The run will reunite the original Fringe cast, with Julia Pilkington (Ned, Theatre Peckham; The Oracle, Camden People’s Theatre) starring in the role of Nina, and Georgia Vyvyan (We’re Few and Far Between, The White Bear & Drayton Arms; Othello, Cambridge Arts Theatre) reprising her role as Noa.
Writer and director Billie Esplen said, “The absolute best thing about our time in Edinburgh was how many members of our Fringe audiences said the show made them feel ‘seen’. Having found such wonderful creative partners in the wonderful team at Park Theatre, we can’t wait to bring Nina and Noa’s nerdy and joyful queer awakening to London. The Park is just a few miles from my secondary school, the home of the friendship and conversations that inspired Cowboys and Lesbians. I can’t think of anywhere I’d rather the play went on, I hope people come away from the show feeling plenty of joy, and also feeling a renewed willingness to romanticise their own life.”
The creative team includes Producer Eleanor Birdsall-Smith (she/her), Set Designer Esme Solomon (she/her) and Lighting Designer Jamie Platt (he/him).
The show has a run time of 75 minutes and is suitable for ages 14+.
Cowboys and Lesbians runs from 21 February 2024 to 9 March 2024 at Park Theatre.