Michelle Barnette presents
Written by Milly Thomas
Directed by Bethany Pitts
A relationship. A relationship rotting. Purgatory.
Is having no reason to stay a reason to leave? At what point does the abuser become the abused? And why aren’t we more afraid of women?
Two actors, one couple, swapping roles.
Brutal Cessation comes to Theatre503 following its critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. A savage new play by Milly Thomas exploring violence in relationships, our expectations of gender and what happens when we’re no longer in love but refuse to let go – come find out why critics have been watching the show through their fingers.
This show contains graphic content and adult language.
Milly Thomas is a London-based writer and actor. Acting credits include Dust (Edinburgh Fringe); Quacks (BBC2); Cargo (The Arcola Theatre); Dry Land (Jermyn Street Theatre); Downton Abbey (ITV). Writing credits include: A First World Problem (Theatre503); Piggies (commission by Royal Central School and Speech and Drama); Clickbait (Theatre503); Brutal Cessation (Edinburgh Fringe, Theatre503); and Dust (Edinburgh Fringe - Stage Edinburgh Award Winner 2017, Soho Theatre 2018). Milly is a member of the Young Writers’ Lab 2015 (Soho Theatre) Writer’s Lab Alumni 2017 & 2018 (Soho Theatre), Headstart (Headlong Theatre Company and Blacklisted Films), among others, and is currently on HighTide's First Commission's scheme. Milly has an original TV project in development with Company Pictures and has written episodes of 'River City' for BBC Scotland and 'Clique' for BBC3.