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The Unconventionals: AN EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK

Elliott Wooster (they/them) and Barry O'Reilly (he/him) perform 'Little World' from The Unconventionals by Jude Taylor in this exclusive new clip...





LITTLE WORLD from ‘The Unconventionals’

By Jude Taylor


WILFRED

EVER SINCE SEVEN

I’VE BEEN SURE WHAT I AM

RADIENT, TRANSCENDENT, NEITHER WOMAN NOR MAN

BUT SOMETHING FAR MORE POWERFUL, TOPPED WITH CHARM AND FINE FLAIR

REIGNING MONARCH OF A LITTLE WORLD SOMEWHERE


SOME SHUFFLE MOURNFULLY

AT WAR WITH THEMSELVES

TORN AND TATTERED, TERRIBLE,

I WAS PAST THAT BY 12

FOR SUCH TORMENT NEVER HOUNDED ME,

NOT A SQUIRM, NOT A CARE.

BY 19 I’D FOUND MY LITTLE WORLD OUT THERE


THE ARMS OF FRIENDS AND LOVERS HELD AND GUIDED ME HOME

TAUGHT ME HOW BEST TO ARTICULATE WHAT I’D ALWAYS KNOWN

THE SECRETS, THE TRICKS OF THE TRADE, I LEARNED,

THERE ARE CERTAIN PLACES CERTAIN PLEASURES CAN BE EARNED

I WAS NOT CONTENT TO LANGUISH IN THE SHADOWS

WAITING FOR A SIGNAL FROM THE CORNER OF THE BAR?

ADMIRING ALL THEIR CONFIDENCE, OBSERVING FROM AFAR?

NO! I CHARGED INTO THE HEART OF IT AND THERE I FOUND MY PLACE

KNEW EVERY SECRET, EVERY HIDEOUT, EVERY FACE

THEY LOVED ME, I LOVED THEM, BUT A MATCH FOR ME? - NOT QUITE

UNTIL ONE NIGHT...


LAURENCE

SO, I’VE SHINED MY SHOES, FIXED MY TIE,

IRONED MY SHIRT


WILFRED

A YOUNG FOOLISH BOY...


LAURENCE

I’LL LEARN HOW TO NEGOTIATE, LEARN HOW TO FLIRT


WILFRED

CUTE, SWEET AND COY...

LAURENCE

I WALK INTO THE TROCADERO LONG BAR WITH MY SOFT SWIRLING HAIR

I TRY A CHARMING STARE...


WILFRED

HE GETS NOWHERE...

LAURENCE

SO IN THE CORNER, I PULL UP A LONELY CHAIR


WILFRED

MY ONLY CHAIR


MY LITTLE WORLD FOREVER CHANGED WITHOUT A CARE



THE UNCONVENTIONALS RUNS AT VAULT FESTIVAL IN LONDON FROM 14-19 FEBRUARY 2023



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