I Will Miss You When You’re Gone, the supernatural dark comedy about grief, isolation and connection from Canadian writer Jessica Moss, is to make its UK debut at London’s Hen & Chickens Theatre next month.
Staged by Starbound Theatre, a new, international, London based theatre company, I Will Miss You When You’re Gone brings together four women and a Roomba to tell a story about grief and bureaucracy.
Directed by Yuqun Fan, the play stars Paulina Brahm, Marta da Silva, Tammie Rhee and Sharon Drain.
Celeste (Brahm) tries to contact her dead mother Theresa, but instead is haunted by Evelyn (Da Silva). Evelyn jumped off the top of her office building, run by Robin.
Robin just wants to get these files in order, until the spirit of Theresa (Drain) shows up.
Writer Jessica Moss said: “I like shows that are fast, funny, and theatrical.
“I like when things sit on the edge between very funny and very sad, and between wildly imaginative and incredibly true.
“My ideal moment would be one where the audience was laughing hysterically and then spontaneously wept.”
Marta da Silva, Starbound Theatre’s artistic director, said: “Personally I connected greatly with the depiction of grief and how it can take over you in waves, even long after the events that caused it.
“I also love that it’s a play about women ultimately supporting and helping other women, and find it has an interesting approach to things like mental health (and even suicide).
“We live in an increasingly isolated society, in spite of digital connections growing every second, and it’s easy to lose touch with real people, with each other.
“We’d like to spark a conversation and move people who may or may not have been through similar experiences.”
I Will Miss You When You’re Gone runs at the Hen & Chickens Theatre from September 18-29.
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