Silent Faces got to chat to Milly Thomas, writer of two plays, Dust and Brutal Cessation heading up to EdFringe this year alongside Follow Suit! See what Milly had to say about her work and which shows she’s looking forward to at #Fringe70.
Tell us a bit about your show(s):
Dust: Dust is the story of Alice: a depressed young woman who commits suicide only to find herself stuck as a fly on the wall forced to watch the aftermath of her action spiral out in front of her.
A man and a woman in a stale relationship about to blow...
What sort of theatre do you make?
My work is mainly script led and I'll draw up drafts alongside the director as a dramaturg, but then once the creative team's on board all bets are off. I relish being challenged and watching my work bend and change forms.
What’s the most important thing that theatre should be/do/have?
I think theatre should entertain and then knaw away at your gut. I love theatre that demands an immediate response. Maybe it coaxes you in and kicks you in the face, maybe it shocks you into sitting up right, maybe it seduces you over an evening. Either way, you shouldn't be able ignore it.
What shows at the fringe are you most looking forward to?
I'm hugely looking forward to Tumble Tuck by Sarah Milton, Elsa by Isobel Rogers, Happy Hour by Jack Rooke, Alan We Think You Should Get A Dog by Mad Like Roar and many more!
Dust is on at Big Belly, Underbelly Cowgate 3-27th (not 15th) and Brutal Cessation will be in the Box at Assembly George Square 3-28th (not 14th).