Milly Thomas’ one-woman on mental health Dust is set to transfer to Trafalgar Studios following a successful run at the Soho Theatre earlier this year. The piece looks at the mental health of one woman, Alice, who is already dead and tells her story as a ghost waking up in a morgue. She looks back on her life, but also watches as her family and friends mourn her after she has taken her own 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.