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A caustic and comedic treatment of one woman's depression, Dust transfers to Trafalgar Studios following award-winning runs in Edinburgh and London. Read More >

A caustic and comedic treatment of one woman’s depression, Dust transfers to Trafalgar Studios following award-winning runs in Edinburgh and London.

A woman. A suicide. A choice. A fly on the wall. A funeral. A Bakewell tart. A life. A lie. A truth. An ending. Of sorts. Alice thinks that life isn’t worth living. So she kills herself. Sort of. But she becomes stuck, a fly on the wall.

Forced to watch the aftermath of her suicide and its ripple effect on her family and friends, Alice quickly learns that death changes people. And that death is not the change she hoped for. Dust centres on depression, suicide – and everything that happens afterwards.

Dust is very much about life, about those who remain behind and how squeamish we are around death. How do you quantify a life? What if you lived as a miser but suddenly, in death, you’re a saint? And, if push came to shove, would your mother get your funeral right?

Written by Milly Thomas (Clique, BBC3) and directed by Sara Joyce, Dust was written using Thomas’ own experience of depression, and her desire to talk more about mental health in society today. She was awarded a Stage Edinburgh Award for her performance in Dust in Edinburgh 2017.

Written and performed with dynamism by Thomas herself, Dust is a refreshing, funny, but unflinching story which dares the audience to pass judgement – or else, show sympathy.


Age Recommendation: 18+. Please note this production contains intense strobe effects, haze, strong language, mild drug references, themes of a graphic nature and includes depictions of self-harm and suicide. i

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 04/09/2018

Opening Night: 07/09/2018

Closing Night: 13/10/2018

Running time: 1h15, no interval

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Cast & Creative


Performed by Milly Thomas


Director - Sara Joyce

Producer - Deus Ex Machina Productions

Lighting Designer - Jack Weir

Set Designer - Anna Reid

Sound - Max Perryment

Author - Milly Thomas

About Trafalgar Studios 2

14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY

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