Killing Time

Archived Show


Produced by:
Word Mills and Dead Letter Perfect, in association with the Stephen Joseph Theatre
April 18 - May 12, 2019
Run Time:
1 Hour, 30 Minutes
Showing in Theater
$25 (Members $20)

Show Info

By Zoe Mills
Directed by Antony Eden

With Brigit Forsyth and Zoe Mills, with a special appearance by Robin Herford

Hester is determined to live her last days to the fullest. Even if it kills her...

Inspired by an original cello composition by Brigit Forsyth, which she will play live among a feast of cello classics. This hilarious and irreverent brand new comedy written by her daughter Zoe Mills and directed by A Brief History of Women (Brits Off Broadway, 2018) star Antony Eden, Killing Time explores inspiration, music, life, and the right to die.

With an ingenious mix of live cello, digital film, and soundscape, Killing Time moves, amuses, and provokes fresh thought on the most searching question we all may face: if you could leave the world your very last words... what would you say?

Photo in artwork by Darren Bell.

Photo Caption: Brigit Forsyth in KILLING TIME.
Photo: Kostis Mousikos
Photo Caption: Zoe Mills and Brigit Forsyth in KILLING TIME.
Photo: Kostis Mousikos
Photo Caption: Zoe Mills and Brigit Forsyth in KILLING TIME.
Photo: Kostis Mousikos
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Producing Company

Word Mills

They aim to make work that excites and challenges its audiences. Mixing live performance, music, and multimedia, they aim to entertain and inspire thought and fresh perspectives in the minds of their audiences. As well as exploring great established plays, they will create new work which is playful and yet unafraid to tackle brave, bold and taboo agendas which span generations, class and cultures.

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Dead Letter Perfect

Dead Letter Perfect produce good stories, well told. They can be old plays or new, big, small, neat or messy, no matter the flavour – they just want to be married to good story. For Dead Letter Perfect, character lies at the heart of good story, and they seek to make actors and writers central to everything they do.

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Stephen Joseph Theatre

The Stephen Joseph Theatre offers a unique, intimate experience in our renowned theatre-in-the-round as well as the more traditional end-on McCarthy theatre and cinema. They are home to first-class drama, music, films, comedy and live streaming and are known for our commitment to new writing, including Alan Ayckbourn’s 80+ world premieres.

Stephen Joseph Theatre have an extensive and cross generational programme of OutReach work - with, in and for the local community, encouraging everyone to engage with the SJT through projects, courses, classes and work experience.

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Offie Nominated for BEST NEW PLAY


"The two women play off and against each other in an increasingly mysterious dramatic pas de deux." - Scene On Stage

"Brigit Forsyth gives a feisty performance." - Wolf Entertainment Guide

"Well-crafted dark comedy [that] keenly addresses end of life issues." - Broadway World

★★★★ “The script and characterization are phenomenal. A veritable powerhouse of talent” — The Upcoming

★★★★ “A most delightful and impressive production” — LondonTheatre1