Dust transfers to Trafalgar Studios

London theatre news: Saturday 23 June 2018

London West End - Shows - Transfers

A refreshing, caustic and comedic treatment of one woman's depression and suicide, Milly Thomas's award-winning Dust will be transferring to Trafalgar Studios with a run from 4 September to 13 October 2018.
Dust at Trafalgar Studios

Image: DEM Productions

Written using her own experience of depression and her desire to talk more about suicide and mental health in society today, Milly Thomas's Dust is very much about life, about those who remain behind after a suicide, and how squeamish we are around death.

Following award-winning, sell-out runs at Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and Soho Theatre, the play now transfers to the West End's Trafalgar Studios, playing from 4 September to 13 October 2018.

Dust is performed by Milly Thomas and is 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).

Ms Thomas commented ...

"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."

The Guardian said of the play ...

"Performed by Ms Thomas, 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."

Ms Thomas's skilful multi-role portrayal of Alice and those closest to her, as well as her intensely detailed writing, gained 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.

Show listing information


'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.


Milly Thomas


Author: Milly Thomas
Director: Sara Joyce
Designer: Anna Reid
Lighting: Jack Weir
Sound: Max Perryment
Production: Ceri Lothian and Ramin Sabi for DEM Productions


Trafalgar Studios - Trafalgar Studio 2
14 Whitehall


From: Tuesday 4 September 2018

Closed: Saturday 13 October 2018


Standard: From £20

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