Following award-winning, sell-out runs at Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and Soho Theatre, Dust by Milly Thomas (Clique, BBC3; Clickbait and A First World Problem, Theatre503), directed by Sara Joyce (The Scar Test, Soho Theatre; Act Without Words I, Rough For Theatre II, Old Red Lion Theatre; Director with Old Vic 12), now transfers to the West End͛s Trafalgar Studios. Dust is a refreshing, caustic and comedic treatment of one woman͛s depression and suicide.
Written using Thomas͛ own experience of depression and her desire to talk more about suicide and mental health in society today, Dust is very much about life, about those who remain behind after a suicide, and how squeamish we are around death. As Alice is forced to watch the aftermath of her suicide and its ripple effect on her family and friends, she quickly learns that death changes people and that death is not the change she hoped for.
Milly Thomas comments, “I am utterly thrilled that Dust is back again for more and I am beyond excited for it to transfer to Trafalgar Studios. Knowing that I’ll be back in the bodysuit soon has filled me with joy and I can’t wait to share Dust and Alice’s story with a whole new audience and take our journey further.”
Superbly performed by Thomas herself, this is a brave, uncompromising monologue… it’s blisteringly honest about the way depression deforms and distorts a person and their way of looking at the world (The Guardian).
Thomas͛ skilful multi-role portrayal of Alice and those closest to her, as well as her intensely detailed writing, awarded her a Stage Edinburgh Award for Dust in 2017 and a nomination for Best Female in the Off West End Awards 2018.
Dust is produced by award-winning production company Deus Ex Machina Productions and partners with Samaritans to raise awareness of help available to those in need.
Running time 70 minutes
Twitter @dust_theplay, @TrafStudios
Notes Ages 16+
Writer/Performer Milly Thomas
Director Sara Joyce
Producer DEM Productions
Set Designer Anna Reid
Sound designer Max Perryment
Lighting designer Jack Weir
Performance Dates Tuesday 4th September – Saturday 13th October 2018
Monday – Saturday, 7:45pm
Thursday and Saturday matinees, 3pm
Location Trafalgar Studios 2, 14 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A 2DY