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Written and performed by Emma Kilbey

“A poignant look at loneliness and isolation told with a wry and gentle humour. Kilbey is skilled at portraying the fast flowing emotional range required for this role and really comes into her own as we see increasing levels of depth…****” – Fringe Review

A long, dark night, a telephone, faceless voices in the ether… But there’s a hapless helper at the end of the line. A solitary soul struggles to lend life support to the needy over a very crowded night. By the wee small hours, she’s starting to see the light…

Following a sell-out run and critical acclaim at Brighton Fringe, Kilbey’s self-penned, blackly comic solo show is set to hit the road.

Inspired by Emma’s life-enhancing, challenging, moving and absurd time as a Samaritan, this darkly wry and deeply human look at living close to the edge follows the fortunes of a woman who seems to be struggling to save the only life she can.

“A confident performance that’s often touching, often thought-provoking – and, surprisingly, amusing.****” – Richard Stamp, Fringe Guru

Emma Kilbey is a woman of varied talents with notable achievements in many aspects of theatre. As well as an extensive cv as an actor, she also directed the award-winning shows ‘Steal Compass, Drive North, Disappear’ and ‘The Growing Room’ (both for Stillpoint Theatre) and David Bramwell’s ‘The No. 9 Bus to Utopia’, and co-founded the acclaimed comedy group Radio City Theatre. ‘Shift’, her first solo show, is ideally suited to rural touring.

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