First featured as a radio drama on BBC Radio 4, The Death of Molly Miller now takes to the stage with its plucky hostage comedy that addresses pertinent social issues.
A plucky hostage comedy with pertinent social issues at its centre
One evening a thief breaks into a penthouse suite on the hunt for jewels. The house is Molly Miller’s, a D-list celebrity and social media influencer best known as a contestant on dating show The Love Shack. Before our thief can leave, Molly returns home to an axis-tilting confrontation.
Billed as a social satire, The Death of Molly Miller is also a riveting comic drama that’ll keep your attention throughout. Tackling contemporary issues such as addiction and inequality, the show also takes aim at pop culture, reality TV and the toxicity of social media, all powered by a whip-smart script.
Performances from Esther-Grace Button and Matthew Greenhough work in perfect contrast, with Button’s Molly Miller a self-assured and sassy Northern gal, and Greenhough’s thief an anxious gambling addict at the end of his rope.
Desperate in their own situations, our characters try to figure out a solution that doesn’t result in violence. Futile maybe; funny and unsettling certainly.
The Death of Molly Miller is one of two Wound Up Theatre productions on the Fringe this year, the other being Tones: A Hip-Hop Opera which tells one man’s story of growing up black in Britain.