Do you believe in love at first sight?
Will doesn’t. It’s just something people say to sound romantic at weddings and that. Though he’s not felt it, he’s pretty sure love itself is a thing, it’s just not, you know, the Cupid’s-arrow heart-eyes kind of love. Not like he’s missing out on much though — he’s got a decent job, a good group of mates to get plastered with every weekend… even living with his mum and Great Aunt Toadface isn’t that bad, really. He’s fine.
Until he sees Candy and his whole world turns upside down.
But Candy’s not her real name. She’s actually his old schoolmate, Billy, dressed to the nines in jaw-dropping drag. To Will, she’s another person entirely. An epiphany. A revelation. A woman.
Candy tells the story of Will as he attempts to make sense of his newfound feelings, as everything he thought he knew about himself is brought into question. It’s a one-man comedy-drama about identity, masculinity, mental health and, most importantly, love.
CASTING 1 actor (male)
Running time: 60 minutes
★★★★ ‘Evocative’ – The Scotsman
★★★★ ‘Storytelling in its finest form’ – Theatre Weekly
★★★★★ ’‘A gem. Demands to be seen’ – The Indiependent