Directors’ Festival: How My Light Is Spent A playful tale of doughnuts, phone-sex, and becoming invisible.

Directors’ Festival: How My Light Is Spent

The Wardrobe Theatre

Key Information
  • Dates Thu 12 May 2022 - Sat 14 May 2022
  • Location The Wardrobe Theatre
  • Ticket Price

    Tickets £10 per double bill
    £35 for a festival ticket

  • Times


  • Written by Alan Harris
    Directed by Tobias Millard
    Designed by Olivia Jamieson

A playful tale of doughnuts, phone-sex, and becoming invisible

“Kitty, my hands have disappeared.”


Jimmy is 34. He recently lost his job, and he is rapidly falling in love with Kitty, the phone-sex worker he calls every week. Kitty plans to retrain as a psychologist. She’s so determined to start a new life, she might just do anything to make her dreams into reality.

Both Jimmy and Kitty are struggling to find their place in the world; neither of them knows quite where they belong anymore. In the midst of everything, beginning with his hands, Jimmy starts to disappear.

Fast-paced, entertaining, and underscored with hope, this dynamic two-hander is a conversation about loneliness, becoming invisible, and being surprised by love

This amateur production of How My Light is Spent is presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.
This play is part of a double bill with Bull as part of Directors’ Festival 2022.


Kitty Anna-Sophia Tutton

Jimmy Bill Caple

Understudy Petra-Joan Athene

Creative and Technical Team

Director Tobias Millard

Designer Olivia Jamieson

Voice Coach Cameron Scriven

Lighting Designer and Operative Nancy Strahan

Sound Designer and Operator Caitlyn Balderstone

Assistant Production Manager Joe Culpin

Costume Supervisor Eleanor Duncan

Stage Manager Hannah Lipton

Deputy Stage Manager Jacob Clear

N'Dea in Henry VI
In just one year the MFA programme has given me the confidence in my artistry and the tools to work professionally that I lacked prior to my training. N'Dea Miles, MFA Professional Acting Student