Directors’ Cuts: How My Light Is Spent A lyrical, aching, joyous comedy
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Directors’ Cuts: How My Light Is Spent

Wardrobe Theatre

Key Information
  • Dates Tue 21 May 2019 - Sat 25 May 2019
  • Location Wardrobe Theatre
  • Evenings

    Tues 21st, Wed 22nd, Thurs 23rd and Fri 24th May 7:30pm

  • Matinee

    Sat 25th May 2:30pm

  • Ticket prices


    Season Ticket: £40*
    *book at the same time for all four shows and save £8

A lyrical, aching, joyous comedy

Directed by Nikhil Vyas
Designed by Robin Davis
Tue 21 – Sat 25 May

Newport, Wales. Jimmy works in a doughnut shop. Kitty works for an adult chat line. Neither has met the other. Until, one day, this changes. Until, one day, Jimmy begins to vanish off the face of the earth. How My Light Is Spent is a lyrical, aching, joyous comedy about the unexpected places where love hides itself.

By arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

Image credit: Robin Davis


The Directors’ Cuts season is a programme of contemporary theatre presented by the four graduating directors from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and featuring work by acting, design and production students. Now in its thirteenth year and at The Wardrobe Theatre for the third time, the Directors’ Cuts season is firmly established in the Bristol theatre calendar. It has a reputation for showcasing fresh, vibrant and cutting edge theatre work by some of the finest emerging talent in UK theatre. Diverse and highly charged, this is a season of provocative plays which all have an important relevance in today’s society.

“Contemporary drama with extraordinary insightfulness, vivacity and theatrical prowess.”
Jenny Stephens, Artistic Director, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Director Nikhil Vyas
Set and Costume Designer Robin Davis
Lighting Designer Charlotte Woolley
Sound Designer Sara Mikulla
Production Manager Jon Sherwood
Stage Manager Atlanta Russell
Deputy Stage Manager Felicity Simmons
Costume Supervisor Katherine Ireland

I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice