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Kissed by a Flame

1 February 2023 to 11 February 2023 Pleasance

From the writer of In Conversation with Graham Norton, Simon Perrott brings his honest and heart wrenching reflection on queer love. A romantic tragedy for our times, kissed by a Flame is a window into the final months of that once- in-a-lifetime kind of love. 

Jamie knows what it’s like to live without the love of your life: Teddy has been dead 11 years. Everything acts as small reminders to Jamie of Teddy’s long-gone, but not forgotten, presence. Having never fully recovered from Teddy’s death, Jamie has unboxed Teddy’s diary from that final 18-month period, with all the grief and unresolved issues that come with it. It’s time to close this chapter of his life.

Kissed by a Flame is peppered with beautiful, tragic, and bittersweet moments that will bind audiences together in this deep exploration of grief. It is Inspired by events from Perrott’s own life, the writer’s hope is that anyone going through difficult times can find solace in the play’s message. Audiences will join Jamie as he explores his own grief, and the struggle in finding comfort and inner peace when coping with love and loss.

Simon Perrott comments,” Kissed by a Flame was inspired by a time in my life when I lost my partner and examines how I dealt or didn't deal with my grief. I hope that people who see this play will take three things from it. There is no right or wrong way to deal with grief, nobody has the perfect road map. No matter how dark life may see at times, there is always some light up ahead. We are never truly alone if we keep love in our hearts.”

Kissed by a Flame: Wednesday 1st February – Saturday 11th February 2023

Further Information: Kissed by a Flame | Pleasance Theatre Trust

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