Killing It

A comitragedy about the pressure to make grief useful.
Killing It at Vault Festival

Image courtesy Josephine Starte, Lily McLeish and Ameena Hamid Productions


Genre: Tragicomedy
Venue: The Vaults
Festival:Vault Festival 2020
Started: Tuesday 25 February 2020
Closed: Wednesday 26 February 2020
Running time:1 hr 00 mins
Age suitability: 12+


Written by Josephine Starte. Longlisted for the Bruntwood Prize. Starring industry veteran, Janet Henfrey. Directed by Lily McLeish.

Produced in association with Ameena Hamid Productions Ltd.

Note: this show contains adult themes including sexual assault and suicide.


A young man goes missing at sea.

His girlfriend does what the traditions of her culture demand and turns her loss into a stand-up show.

His mother takes comfort from her YouTube audience and her son's best friend.

His grandmother is not paying attention because she is busy plotting the assassination of the US president.

KILLING IT is a comitragedy about the pressure to make grief useful.

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London SE1 7NN

Box office tel: 0871 230 1557

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Previews from:Tuesday 25 February 2020

Press night:Tuesday 25 February 2020

Closes:Wednesday 26 February 2020

Performance days & times


Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm



From £11


Josephine Starte

Janet Henfrey

Doña Croll


Author: Josephine Starte
Director: Lily McLeish
Set designer: Anna Reid
Lighting: Anthony Doran
Sound: Julian Starr
Production: Josephine Starte, Lily McLeish and Ameena Hamid Productions Ltd

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