Bruised Sky in partnership with Beak & Claw and in association with Park Theatre present the World Premiere of


By Chantelle Dusette

Part of the Come What May Festival


Contains distressing themes, see trigger warnings below.


“I’m afraid our time is up.”

Until you own your story, your story will own you. 

Dolly is an uncompromising, dynamic story, using spoken word and movement. This high octane drama, with biting comedy, examines how childhood trauma manifests itself into adulthood.

We meet WOMAN, who has visible third-degree burns, as she unpacks how she navigates all her relationships with COUNSELLOR. During therapy sessions WOMAN is forced to revisit her childhood and in particular, her relationship with her estranged mother.  With her 40th birthday fast approaching, WOMAN’S desire to work out how this has affected her comes into sharp focus as she considers becoming a parent herself. Dolly supports The Katie Piper Foundation.

Dolly is Dusette's second autobiographical play. Her first, Cancel the Sunshine, examined what it can be like to live with ill mental health, when you don’t have help. 

Praise for previous production Cancel the Sunshine:


“A powerful, important play” ★★★★★ Carn’s Theatre Passion

“An edge of your seat ride that doesn’t let up from start to finish” ★★★★★ London Pub Theatres

“Unmissable” ★★★★½ ReviewsHub

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Dolly supports The Katie Piper Foundation


Artwork: Louis Foligno