Equally as emotionally devastating as it is hilarious, Dust, written and performed by Milly Thomas, is an extremely human account of mental illness. For anyone who has been affected by mental health problems, Dust is real. Heartbreakingly real. As someone who has suffered herself, Thomas has bared her soul in bringing Dust to life.
‘I’ve been dead for three days.’
A woman. A suicide. A choice. A lie. A truth. An ending. Of sorts.
Life, Alice thinks, isn’t worth living. So she kills herself. But she’s 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 discovers that death isn’t the change she hoped for.
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), transfers to Trafalgar Studios for a limited run until October 13th.