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503Live: Til Death Do Us Part

Written by Safaa Benson-Effiom
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After 15 years of marriage, Daniel and Sylvia find themselves drifting further apart with each passing day. Until one morning, they find themselves abruptly united by every parent’s worst nightmare…

The shoes have been polished, the vases are full and the phone is ringing off the hook, but there’s one thing they’re still missing… answers. Forced into a confrontation, years of resentment and things long left unsaid rise to the surface as they question the circumstances that brought them to this point, and what happens to your relationship when the only thing holding you together, threatens to tear you apart.

A timely spotlight on parental grief, Til Death Do Us Part is the debut play of Safaa Benson-Effiom, and was a finalist in the 2020 Theatre503 International Playwriting Award and Soho Theatre’s 2019 Tony Craze award. This is presented as a co-production with Darcy Dobson Productions.  

Age guidance: 14+

This show contains themes that some audience members may find distressing. If this sounds like it could apply to you, you can view content information here. You can also access our Care Pack including this information alongside a detailed synopsis, as well as additional support and resources here.


If you purchase a ticket for 503Live: Til Death Do Us Part, you will receive the link to watch this recording just before 7:30pm on Tuesday 21st June.  The link will be available to watch  as soon as you receive it and for 1 month following this – however, you can only purchase a ticket up until 7pm on 21st June.

Safaa Benson-Effiom

Safaa is a writer and theatre maker from London. She is an alumna of the Soho Theatre Writers’ Lab, where she wrote Til Death Do Us Part, which was also shortlisted for the 2019 Tony Craze Award.
During lockdown, she wrote All In Your Head, a solo performance centring on coercive control and domestic violence. Created by Lucy Dear and hosted by Camden People’s Theatre, the play was live streamed on Valentines Day and performed live in July 2021.
Her work has been performed at The Bunker, Southwark Playhouse and as part of Talawa Firsts and the RADA Festival. Safaa’s aim with her writing is to gain an understanding of the varied complexities of life from all perspective, no matter how unpopular or unconventional.


Artistic Team
Safaa Benson-Effiom
Darcy Dobson
Justina Kehinde
Set & Costume Design
Emeline Beroud
Lighting Design
Chris McDonnell
Composer & Sound Designer
Tom Foskett-Barnes
Movement Director
Tian Brown-Sampson
Design Assistant
Juliette Georges
Samantha Adams
Production Manager
Misha Mah
Production Manager
Toby Smith
Stage Manager
Summer Keeling
Rehearsal Room Stage Manager
Fríða Frosta
Placement Assistant Stage Manager
Joe Collins
Assistant Producer
Myles Sinclair
Chloé Nelkin Consulting
Jude Chinchen
Richard Holt
Danielle Kassaraté

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