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Theatre503 and Darcy Dobson Productions present

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+

Running time: 90 minutes with no interval

Saturday matinee performances are Pay What You Can, and there are five £5 tickets on offer for every show after Previews.

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.

 

TAILORED PERFORMANCES:

3 May 7.30pm WRITERS NIGHT: A chance for writers to enjoy a discounted ticket and meet our literary department and the writer of the show. Attendees to Writers Night are invited to submit for our Rapid Write Response initiative. To unlock the £5 tickets, phone our box office 020 7978 7040 to be digitally tagged as a writer. If you are unable to attend our Writers Night, the £5 tickets for Writers for Til Death Do Us Part have been extended for previews through Saturday 7 May.

18 May 12pm PARENT & BABY: Similar to our Relaxed Performance in terms of technical alterations, but provided as an opportunity for parents and/or guardians to enjoy a spot of theatre without the need to hire a babysitter. Please note, we do not exclude other audience members from booking to see this performance.

18 May 7.30pm RELAXED: For anyone who benefits from a more relaxed performance environment. House lights are left up with audience free to exit and reenter as required. Sound levels are reduced and any strobe / ‘flashing light’ effects will be omitted also.

21 May 3pm ENHANCED PERFORMANCE FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED AUDIENCE: Theatre503 have been working with Extant to be able to offer this enhanced performance. The performance itself will run as normal, with the addition of a touch tour and programme notes in the auditorium from 1:30pm-2pm. Between 2pm-3pm, there will be tables booked in The Latchmere pub for these bookers to enjoy some food and drinks prior to the show. Please email boxoffice@theatre503.com if you would like to attend the touch tour and programme notes.

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.

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Artistic Team
Writer
Safaa Benson-Effiom
Producer
Darcy Dobson
Director
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
Dramatherapist
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
PR
Chloé Nelkin Consulting
Cast
Andrew
Jude Chinchen
Daniel
Richard Holt
Sylvia
Danielle Kassaraté

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Audience Reviews
★★★★★
A riveting, must-see ninety minutes of theatre
The Spy in the Stalls
★★★★★
a worthwhile piece of theatre, which should not be missed
London Pub Theatres
★★★★
Holt and Kassaraté are utterly absorbing as the couple, flitting between an easy camaraderie and spitting rage
The Reviews Hub
★★★★
The sense of guilt and sorrow was profound
The Understudy
★★★★
It’s definitely worth seeing soon
Everything Theatre
★★★★
A strong play
BroadwayWorld UK

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