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Royal Exchange Theatre, Theatre by the Lake and Sherman Theatre co-production.

How My Light Is Spent

★★★★ The Stage ★★★★ The Guardian

  • By Alan Harris. Directed by Liz Stevenson
  • 24 April 2017 - 13 May 2017
  • The Studio

Kitty, my hands have disappeared.

Every Wednesday evening, Jimmy calls Kitty. For precisely nine minutes. At £1.20 a minute.

Jimmy is 34, lives with his mum and works at Newport’s only drive-through doughnut restaurant. Kitty is an adult chat line operator, living in the granny flat of a topiary enthusiast. Things were looking up for Jimmy when he met Kitty for the first time, but then he loses his job and starts to feel a strange tingling in his fingers. Kitty’s not a psychologist yet, but she has some theories about why Jimmy has started to disappear.

With Kitty’s advice and Jimmy trying to reconcile himself to eventual invisibility, this unlikely duo succeed in turning each other’s world upside down.

Winner of the Judges’ Award in the 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, HOW MY LIGHT IS SPENT is a funny, hopeful play about loneliness, longing and being left behind.

  • Event Information
  • VENUE: The Studio

    PERFORMANCE DATES: Monday 24 April 2017 - Saturday 13 May 2017

    Monday - Saturday evenings, 7.30pm
    Saturday and Thursday matinees, 2.30pm

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    TICKET PRICES: £12 / £10 concessions

    SEASON TICKETS: A part of the Season Ticket Package

    5 Show Season Tickets from £58.50

    More Information

    BOOK TICKETS: Box Office 0161 833 9833 / online

    How to book

    70 minutes

  • Creative Team
  • DIRECTOR Liz Stevenson

    DESIGNER Fly Davis


    SOUND DESIGNER Giles Thomas


  • Accessible Performances
  • BSL PERFORMANCE: Wednesday 10 May, 7.30pm

    RELAXED PERFORMANCE: Tuesday 9 May, 7.30pm

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    How My Light Is Spent Synopsis Resource


    Rhodri Meilir


    Alexandria Riley

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