Kissed by a Flame
Would you rather experience a devastating grief or never having known real love?
Kissed by a Flame explores the former.
Jamie has never recovered from Teddy’s death. Jamie is overdramatic. Teddy is dead. Jamie is talking to Teddy. Teddy has been dead 11 years.
Do you know what it’s like to live without the person you loved with all your heart? Jamie does. Teddy did the easy bit, dying. The living, the survivors, the guilty; they are left with the imprint everywhere. When Jamie opens the drawer that still contains Teddy’s clothes, and his smell hits his nostrils. When Jamie wakes up in the morning and forgets that Teddy’s not there laying beside him. Jamie living everyday without Teddy, feeling him everywhere – that’s the hard part.
Yes, it has been 11 years, although the imprint is less, it remains. Jamie puts on the mask that is acceptable to everyone, packaging away his unending grief.
Until Jamie unboxed Teddy’s diary from that 18-month period, with all the grief and unresolved issues that come with it. It’s time to finish this chapter of his life with Teddy. Will Teddy help? Jamie hopes Teddy will help him.
Directed by James Callàs Ball and written by Simon Perrott, Kissed by a Flame is a window into the final months of that once- in-a-lifetime kind of love; the beautiful, tragic, funny, and bittersweet moments that bind Jamie and Teddy together. A romantic tragedy for our times.
Tickets are £18/£15 Concession
The performance dates are as follows:
Wed 1st - 19:30
Thu 2nd -19:30
Fri 3rd - 19:30
Sat 4th - 15:00
Wed 8th -19:30
Thu 9th - 19:30
Fri 10th - 19:30
Sat 11th - 15:00 and 19:30
The Pleasance, Carpenters Mews, North Road, London N7 9EF
Wed 1 Feb to Sat 11 February