The 1998 production of Disparate Bodies in the West End exposed the lives of some of those living on the edges of society. It began as a one act play, Alchemy, which was performed in Prague the year before. The case of the transsexual Human Rights’ activist Demet Demir in Turkey lies at the core of Act 2 and the plight of women in war is Act 3. The play is based on the experiences of real people. Disparate Bodies weaves the stories of their lives into a challenging piece of performance art.