The debut play by Safaa Benson-Effiom will play at Theatre503 from the 3rd to the 21st May.

It has been announced that Danielle Kassaraté (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Gielgud Theatre; The Color Purple, Curve Leicester), Richard Holt (Swallows and Amazons, National Theatre; Mr Popper’s Penguins, UK & US Tour) and Jude Chinchen (Casualty, BBC; Boys, Sky) are set to star in Justina Kehinde’s production, heading to Theatre503 next month.

A finalist in the 2020 Theatre503 International Playwriting Award and Soho Theatre’s 2019 Tony Craze award, Safaa Benson Effiom’s debut play examines relationships and parenthood.

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 resentments and things long left unsaid rise to the surface as they questions 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.

Talking about the play, Safaa Benson Effiom said: “Til Death Do Us Part was rattling around in my head for more than six years before I put pen to paper – it’s surreal that I finally get to share it with the world. It’s a joy to watch Justina and the rest of the creative team bring this play to life in a way I could never have imagined – I can’t wait for everyone to see it! Having my debut full-length play staged at Theatre503 is a life-changing moment … an absolute dream come true!”

The production will feature set and costume design by Emeline Beroud (Bluebeard’s Castle, Asylum Chapel & Grimeborn Arcola; Nowhere Orange, The White Bear & Theatre N16), lighting
design by Chris McDonnell (The Mikvah Project, Orange Tree Theatre; Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story, Jermyn Street Theatre), composition & sound design by Tom Foskett-Barnes (WORK.TXT, Soho Theatre; The Beat of Our Hearts, Exeter Northcott) and movement direction by Tian Brown-Sampson (Two Billion Beats, Orange Tree Theatre; Heard, Camden People’s

Til Death Do Us Apart will play at Theatre503 from the 3rd to the 21st May.


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