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Milly Thomas' Dust to transfer to Trafalgar Studios

Thomas’ award-winning piece has previously run at the Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Theatre

Milly Thomas in Dust
Milly Thomas in Dust
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Milly Thomas' award-winning play Dust will transfer into the West End's Trafalgar Studios in September.

First seen at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017 before transferring to London's Soho Theatre earlier this year, the monologue (performed by Thomas) follows a woman, Alice, who watches the aftermath of her suicide.

When the piece premiered in Edinburgh, WhatsOnStage critic Matt Trueman said that "it's a real feat of empathetic acting and, steered by Sara Joyce's supple direction, Thomas sees things from all sides." Thomas went on to win a Stage Edinburgh Award for the piece.

Speaking of the play with WhatsOnStage in February, Thomas said "I had the idea about six years ago but I was too frightened to write it because I knew I would have to perform it."

Dust runs at Trafalgar Studios from 4 September to 13 October. It has direction from Joyce, with set design by Anna Reid, sound design by Max Perryment and lighting design by Jack Weir.

Tickets are now on sale for the transfer.