To Finally Feel


Book Tickets

Thursday 12th October – 7.30pm (includes Q&As with Cast and Creatives chaired by Rebecca Root)

Friday 13th October– 7.30pm

‘Douglas, who’s Donna?’
Just like that his eyes lit up
‘Donna’s me, Mum.’

Inspired by a true story, poet and playwright Georgie de Suys’ latest work tells the story of Donna, a child raised as a boy, who flourished as a woman.

In recent times, trans rights have been in a constant state of threat. To Finally Feel tells a gentle and close-to-the-bone story to remind us all that the movement towards finding your true self is a vital journey in the life of any human.

Written by Georgie de Suys
Directed by Declan McLaughlin

Produced by TransEssex Theatre Project and Brass Budgie Productions

Twitter: @tofinallyfeel


Ed Zephyr as Donna

Trained with some of the most renowned actors, directors and tutors in the industry (the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Gendered Intelligence, The Poor School, The Why Not Institute, InSitu Theatre Company and The Actors Centre), Ed’s theatre credits include: Orlando: The Queer Element (BFI); The Picture of Dorian Gray (Claire Fellows’ Gardens); Beauty and the Beast (UK tour); Dick Whittington (UK tour); Losing My Religion, Trimalchio (ADC Theatre).

Film credits include: Deadly Game IV; The Legend of Holly Turner; Ghost (short); The Unseen (short); Yosef (short); Left Behind (short); Rewind (short)


Grace Ludlam as Cindy

Grace is a graduate form East 15 Acting School.
She also trained at National Youth Theatre.

Her recents credits include:

A Clock Face Exhibition, directed by Bryn Mitchell (Edinburgh Fringe 2017, The Courtyard Theatre 2017)

Oedipus, directed by Kristine Landon Smith (Clifftown Theatre 2017)

She also appeared in a short film ‘Verse Chorus’ in 2014


Bryn Mitchell as Andy

Bryn is a recent East 15 graduate, whilst also receiving training at the Guildford School of Acting.

Bryn has performed at RSC Dell, The Etcetera Theatre, The Courtyard Theatre and The Camden Peoples Theatre.

As of late, Bryn has turned his attention to directing and has just returned from a run of A Clock Face Exhibition at the Edinburgh Fringe; however, he is thrilled to return to acting, playing the role of Andy


Ashley Gillies as Jane

Ashley is a graduate of East15 Acting School. Her recent credits include ‘A Clock Face Exhbition’ at Edinburgh Fringe and ‘Oedipus: The Visionary’ directed by Kristine Landon-Smith. She is looking forward to working with TransEssex and Arts Council England on this exciting new project


Georgie de Suys – Writer

Georgie de Suys is a poet/playwright and actor based in London. She has written for The Fox and Hawk Theatre Company and is resident Playwright and founding member of Brass Budgie Productions. Georgie is a graduate of the East 15 Acting School. Her debut piece ‘A Clock Face Exhibition’ was named as one of Londonist magazine’s ‘Top 9 To See At Camden Fringe 2016’, and was again in This Week’s ‘Top Three to See’ in January 2017. Her past credits include, A Clock Face Exhibition (Fox and Hawk/Brass Budgie), Like The Others (Fox and Hawk/Brass Budgie) and Maledictus (Fox and Hawk)


Declan McLaughlin – Director

Declan McLaughlin trained at the East 15 Acting School and is based in the South West and London. Declan is currently the Co-Artistic Director and Creative Producer for The Fox and Hawk Theatre Company, Producer for Brass Budgie Productions and has worked with award winning organisations such as SPID Theatre and The Lion and Unicorn Theatre in producing capacities. Past Credits include, The Comedy of Errors (RSC Dell/Fox and Hawk), The Cherry Orchard, Les Grand Meaulnes (Conway Collective), Re-Imagining Goldfinger (SPID Theatre), Karlstad, Maledictus, Like The Others, A Clock Face Exhibition (Fox and Hawk)


Thomas Sansone – Producer

He recently graduated from East 15 Acting School, with a BA in World Performance. As well as being a Producer, he is a skilled Actor, and has also worked as a Musical Director, and Composer for multiple productions. He is known for roles such as Tim in A Clock Face Exhibition (Edinburgh Fringe 2017), Tiresias in Oedipus the Visionary, (Clifftown Theatre 2017) and Ole in Maledictus (Courtyard Theatre 2017). He’s also lent his musical talents to productions such as Richard III (2016), Incognito (2016), and Oedipus the Visionary (2017)

Clifftown Theatre – Southend-On-Sea

Saturday 14th October– 7.30pm

Tickets for the CliffTown Theatre Performance