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Brutal Cessation – Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

man and woman sit on floor in a white space

Writer: Milly Thomas Director: Bethany Pitts Reviewer: Stephen Bates When relationships go wrong, the result can be amicable (or unamicable) separation; in celebrity circles it can be “conscious uncoupling”, but, in her 50-minute play, Milly Thomas asks us to consider another option - that of brutal cessation. An unnamed couple face each other inside an unfurnished white square; they are ...

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Dust – Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh

woman with red hair smiling into camera

Writer: Milly Thomas Reviewer: James Napleton A profane and wickedly morose show, explicit and often gruesome in sexual detail, Dust is a supernatural adventure of life after death. The story follows a girl called Alice, a university graduate, who has recently taken her own life. Performed and written by Milly Thomas, the play has an incredibly vivid and forensic quality ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with Sara Joyce on Dust

woman with red hair smiling into camera

It's that time of year when we launch our annual series of Fringe preview Q & A's. Here, Sara Joyce director of Dust, talks about the show . In one sentence tell us about your show. Alice is dead and can't wait to see how much people are missing her until she starts to see how much she's missing. What made you ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with Milly Thomas on Brutal Cessation

milly wilson a woman with red hair stares into the camera

It's that time of year when we launch our annual series of Fringe preview Q & A's. Milly Thomas talks about her show Brutal Cessation. In one sentence tell us about your show. A man and a woman in a stale relationship that’s about to blow… What made you decide to bring a show this year? This show is a conversation I ...

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Cargo – Arcola Theatre, London

Writer: Tess Berry-Hart Director:David Mercatali Reviewer:Deborah Parry Everyone has an opinion about the current refugee crisis, though, perhaps, it is less likely that we ponder the journey that someone takes - what it actually means to leave your home, every familiarity, and venture into the unknown. When we are reduced to mere cargo,what does our identity become, or, more importantly, ...

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Clickbait – Theatre 503, London

A scene from Clickbait at Theatre 503

Writer: Milly Thomas Director: Holly Race Roughan Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Technologies that allow us to record events, readily and with ease and social media networks that encourage us to broadcast them to the world have combined to yield many benefits and many opportunities for abuse. Milly Thomas’ dark revenge comedy, here being given its world premiere, shows us how ...

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Animals – Theatre 503, London

Writer: Emma Adams Director: Lisa Cagnacci Reviewer: Stephen Bates   Economic forecasters warn us repeatedly that a growing aged population could soon become a burden too great for society to bear. Emma Adams’ new play takes place in 2046, in a world where the solution to this problem has been found in the drastic form of a lethal injection. A ...

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A First World Problem – Theatre 503, London

Writer: Milly Thomas Director : Holly Race Roughan Reviewer: Alison Lewin Having been brought up on the gentility and tranquility of Enid Blyton’s version of events in girls boarding schools, One can honestly say that this piece of dynamic theatre most definitely ripped every bit of romanticised memory I may have held about such establishments, quite categorically to shreds. A ...

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