The production is set to be directed by Fay Lomas,winner of the 2019 Peter Hall Emerging Artist Fellowship.

Playing at the Rose Studio from the 30th October until the 2nd November, Suzy Gill’s debut play is an honest and tender story of a family having to deal with the news of their child’s diagnosis of a rare neurological condition.

There’s the space that’s all around us – enclosing the Earth, full of galaxies, moonbeams and meteors, planets and probably other life forms. And then there’s the space inside Lily’s head. Where the matter simply stopped forming. Lily. He. She. A fledgling family. A family who are suddenly faced with the unexpected, when, at 6 months, Lily is diagnosed with a rare neurological condition with potentially life-changing consequences.

The play is set to be directed by Fay Lomas, winner of the 2019 Peter Hall Emerging Artist Fellowship, an annual award introduced to commemorate the legacy of Sir Peter Hall. Talking about the news she said: “I’m really excited to be able to bring Suzy’s deeply moving and human story to life at the Rose this autumn. Suzy is an extraordinary wordsmith, and her play takes its audience on a journey that moves between minds and meteors in the blink of an eye. Our collaboration on this play started at a workshop (with the company Scene Gym) back in early 2018. So we’re both delighted that the Rose’s invaluable support has meant we can now share this work with a public audience in Kingston.”

Out of the Dark will play at the Rose Theatre from the 30th October until the 2nd November.

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