Extinguished Things

The Holden Street Theatres' Edinburgh Fringe Award '18 in assoc. with Molly Taylor presents

A blonde woman wearing a green shirt, blue denim overalls, and a red and white scarf stands in a living room. Behind her are white lace curtains, two tall lamps with warm lights, and a table with a kettle, a record player, and a set of keys.


"★★★★★ - What a storyteller!" - GLAM Adelaide

"★★★★★ - Extinguished Things is an existential wonderland and yet, in Molly’s narration, words and thoughts flow like reams of luscious silk and the audience sits spellbound. It is a richness, rare and sage." - Barefoot Review

"★★★★★ - Taylor has a gift for lulling an audience into nostalgic reverie, the joy in the mundane, then with only the slightest of turns, opening a can of unsettling reflection." - Great Scott

"★★★★ ½ Vivid and beautifully told" - InDaily

"★★★★ 1/2 - An uplifting, perceptive hour of entertainment" - The Clothesline

"★★★★ - the entire show is a delight" - The Advertiser

"★★★★ - [Molly Taylor] is a wonderful writer" - FEST Magazine

"★★★★ - Simply wonderful" - Eventalaide

"9.2/10 - This new play by Molly Taylor stands tall upon the shoulders of her previous Adelaide Fringe hit, Love Letters To The Public Transport System." - The Adelaide Show

"A complex tale that’s beautifully elaborated" - Global Media Post

"To see Molly Taylor perform is to feel that you have made a new friend." - 5MBS

"Captivating play" - InDaily




"My neighbours leave their flat one morning but don't return. Al and Evie, married 40 years, no kids. I have their spare keys. I cannot resist."

In a house that will never be lived in the same way again, Molly looks under the rock of a marriage, a family, an existence and brings to light what has been left in the dark. The voices of a past echoed in belongings. Items left behind. Extinguished things.

A new play from award-winning playwright Molly Taylor, who returns to Adelaide after a smash-hit season of Love Letters to the Public Transport System at the 2018 Adelaide Fringe. Winner of the Holden Street Theatres' Edinburgh Fringe Award 2018, Extinguished Things is a vivid, complex and moving look at what it means to spend your life with someone.

Molly is also holding two workshops, Writing a Dramatic Monologue with Molly Taylor, at Holden Street for the 2019 Adelaide Fringe. Head to the Workshop page for further information.

Praise for Extinguished Things

Broadsheet Adelaide's 10 Shows Not to Miss at This Year's Adelaide Fringe

"Award Winning Molly Taylor Brings a New Play to Adelaide Fringe" - Broadway World

InDaily's Adelaide Fringe Picks: 10 Top New Shows in 2019

"Molly Taylor on legacy, Edinburgh, and Extinguished Things" - The Adelaide Review

International Praise for Extinguished Things

"★★★★★ - an achingly beautiful piece of theatre" - British Theatre Guide

"★★★★★ - Extinguished Things is an elaborately beautiful exploration of the fragility of our lives" - Ed Fest Mag

"★★★★ - Molly Taylor is a gifted storyteller...An absorbing hour that brings to light the lives being lived behind closed doors." - The List

★★★★★ - Edinburgh Guide

★★★★ - Cinemas Fringes

★★★★ - Voice Mag

★★★★ - The Herald

Accolades for Molly Taylor's Love Letters to the Public Transport System

WINNER Adelaide Critics' Circle Award Week 2 Adelaide Fringe 2018

Praise for Molly Taylor

"★★★★★ If you’re not in love with Molly Taylor by the end of this show...you’d better check that you still have a pulse." - The Advertiser (for Love Letters to the Public Transport System)

"Molly blends lyrical yet down-to-earth storytelling to celebrate the relationship between the microcosm...and the macrocosm" - Broadway World

"Taylor’s writing is well constructed, concise, beautifully descriptive and wonderfully told." - GLAM Adelaide

"The ever-charming Taylor takes the audience on a wonderful journey" - Entertainment Hive

"Taylor spins a transfixing hour of storytelling"- Collage Adelaide

"Molly Taylor tells her stories with such charm and vivacity that only the most cynical or jaded person would not respond" - 5MBS

" Molly Taylor is such a gentle, charismatic storyteller" - InDaily

For more information about Molly Taylor, please head to her Twitter page.

Cast & Crew

Molly Taylor - Actor/Writer

Molly Taylor is a playwright and theatre-maker who specialises in creating original performances inspired by the everyday.

Recent projects include: Cacophony (Almeida), Shell and Davey at the Start and the End (VAULT Festival), And Yet It Moves (Young Vic Taking Part) See Me Now (Young Vic / HighTide / Look Left Look Right), The Neighbourhood Project (Bush Theatre), and Love Letters to the Public Transport System (National Theatre of Scotland).

Jade Lewis - Direction

Jade Lewis is a Theatre Maker and Director. Creative Associate at The Gate 2016 and a recipient of the Boris Karloff Award on Blackta (The Young Vic). She has facilitated and directed for Company 3, Platform Islington, The Gate, The Bush Theatre.

Directing Credits include: Extinguished Things (Summerhall, Edinburgh), Quarter Life Crisis (Underbelly Cowgate and UK Tour), On The Edge of Me (Soho Theatre and UK Tour), War and Peace (Southwark Playhouse) Movement Director on Followers (Southwark Playhouse).

Assistant/Staff Director credits included: Nine Night (National Theatre and Trafalgar Studios), A profoundly affectionate, passionate devotion to someone – Noun (Royal Court), The Convert (The Gate), Iphigenia Quartet (The Gate) and Venus/ Mars (The Bush).

Naomi Kuyck-Cohen - Designer

Naomi Kuyck-Cohen is a theatre designer. Credits include: Trap Street (New Diorama), And Yet It Moves (Young Vic), Nightclubbing (The Lowry & Tour), Passin' Thru (Lyric Hammersmith), Dreamplay (The Vaults), Trigger Warning (Tate Modern), In My Dreams I Dream I’m Dreaming (Theatre Royal Plymouth), I, Myself & Me (Curve Theatre & UK Tour), Rise: Macro vs. Micro (Old Vic New Voices), FEAST (Battersea Arts Centre).

Zak Macro - Lighting Design

Zak Macro is a lighting designer based in London. Having studied Lighting Design at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Zak now works as a freelance designer and and re-lighter for many venues and companies touring both nationally and internationally. His work spans Dance, Music, Theatre, and Opera.

Recent credits include: Lighting Design for NOISE (The Old Rep); White Guy On The Bus (The finborough); Fenech-Soler(OSLO Hackney); The Weather Man (Basic Space Festival); We Can Make You Happy (The Vaults); Jenufa (The ENO at Lilian Baylis); Tomorrow (Above the Arts Theatre) and Death Of A Hunter (Finborough).

Other credits include: Re-lighter and Technical Manager for Chotto Desh (Akram Khan and Sue Buckmaster World Tour) Re-Lighter for Until The Lions (Akram Khan Company World Tour).

Miguel James - Sound Design

Theatre credits include: Quarter Life Crisis by Yolanda Mercy.

Screen credits include: Project Diluted Aura (Film Title TBC).

Music producing credits include: Endlxssroll Beat Tape, Rxxt Begin, Em-najidnal – Untitled Album (Italian).

Sound engineering credits: Fatal Assassins – Blue Borough Mixtap, Hungry Natsu Cooking, Eahwee – Healxing Sealings, Casio G-shock Sessions.

Sam Thornber - Production Manager

Sam Thornber has been working in the theatre industry for 15 years. Studying at Edinburgh’s Queen Margaret University and cutting his teeth as venue/stage Manager of the Udderbelly in the Edinburgh Fringe he then went on to work as Technical Stage Manager for companies including – National Theatre of Scotland, Stomp, Frantic Assembly, Sadlers Wells, Royal National Theatre, and others. He now spends most of his time working as a Production Carpenter for touring musicals.

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On a green background, a series of items including a pair of shoes, a record player, a notebook, some spoons, books, playing cards, sunglasses and keys lay around two sets of outfits that are styled as if being worn by two people lying together.

Extinguished Things

Genre: Theatre

Origin: UK

Rating: PG

Duration: 60 mins

Season: 2019

Dates: 12 Feb - 3 Mar

12-17 Feb & 26 Feb - 3 Mar: 7:30pm
19-24 Feb: 6:00pm
13 Feb: 10:30am - SOLD OUT
16-17 & 24 Feb: 1:30pm
2-3 Mar: 3:00pm


Adult: $28.00
Concession: $25.00
Group: $22.00
Cheap Tuesday: $20.00
Preview: $18.00

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: The Studio

HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all during the 2019 Adelaide Fringe. Accessible seating is available in The Studio.

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