A dark comedy set in Texas in 1999 where Shyanne, a world-weary African American sex worker, forms a bond with young runaway Frankie, who wants to transition from female to male. The result is a profound exploration of love, difference and the inadequacy of society’s labels.

TRAILER/trash has been close to our hearts for some years: in 2015 Dominic Kelly directed rehearsed readings of an earlier draft in London and the Hotbed Festival, Cambridge. Now the play has secured ACE funding for this new version.

Love. Accept. Believe.

A Thelma & Louise for our times


A terrific and fascinating play


Creative and Production Team:

Writer – Mike Elliston
Director – Dominic Kelly
Assistant Director/Stage Manager – Preece Killick
Movement – Lawrence Carmichael
Design – Kevin Jenkins
Lighting Design – James Pharaoh
Sound Design – Christina Kelly
Publicity Photography – David Monteith-Hodge


Shyanne – Rayna Campbell
Frankie – Isabelle Bonfrer

Suitable for 14 years and above. Contains strong language.
A co-production between the trailer trash and the salon:collective in association with The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s, Bedford.