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Vesper Time

Stacy Makishi

Photo by Oliver Rudkin

Vesper Time tackles themes of paternal absence, poignant memories and mourning through a heart-warming combination of soul searching, humour and absurd home truths. 

Touching upon undercurrents and contrasts of death and forgiveness, Stacy references Moby Dick whilst utilising MTV pop songs as hymn books, delivering her signature take on some favourite Hollywood blockbusters. With more than a nod to her stand-up comedy roots, Vesper Time offers up a subversive sermon, delivered with characteristic quirkiness and a ‘vesper’ – a secular evening prayer. 

Vesper Time was developed with the support of the National Theatre Studio and commissioned by Chelsea Theatre and Colchester Arts Centre. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and produced by Artsadmin.

“The show moved me to tears, laughter and some serious reflection”

Dean Atta

“Genuinely moving”

A Younger Theatre

“It was refreshing to experience something so humorously absurd containing such powerful substance. Stacy Makishi managed to open my heart with complex laughter.”

Total Theatre

For more information on this project download the touring pack or contact Nikki Tomlinson at

Date Title Venue City
11 October 2017 Vesper Time Glasgow
27 May 2017 Vesper Time Normal? Festival of the Brain, Folkestone Quarterhouse Folkestone
9–10 February 2017 Vesper Time In Between Time, Arnolfini Bristol
16 November 2016 Vesper Time BUZZCUT : DOUBLE THRILLS at CCA, Glasgow Glasgow
11 November 2016 Vesper Time Compass Festival Leeds
17–18 November 2015 Vesper Time Contact Manchester
30 October 2015 Vesper Time Norwich Arts Centre Norwich
28 October 2015 Vesper Time Colchester Arts Centre Colchester
21–22 October 2015 Vesper Time Marlborough Theatre Brighton
8–10 October 2015 Vesper Time Soho Theatre London
1 October 2015 Vesper Time The Showroom Chichester
17 September 2015 Vesper Time New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich
28–29 November 2014 VesperTime Chelsea Theatre London
Photo by Oliver Rudkin