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An Attempt To Lose Time

Part of our Shout Season

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Before the railways, there was no such thing as ‘the’ time. Villages and towns had their own local times. Time was decided by the sun, and all people had to do was look at it.

200 years later, Miranda can’t stop thinking about time.

What time it is, how long she’s got, how long she’s been doing something, how long she should have been doing it, what time she needs to wake up, how long it will take to get there, how long she’ll have to sleep, is that long enough, and how long is left?

Does it have to be this way? It hasn’t always been this way. It isn’t this way for everyone. What if she decided to stop living like this? Would life be better?

Would it be possible to live without time? And what is time anyway?

Featuring musings on climate change, quantum physics, the destruction of humanity and dinosaurs, this playful, surreal and surprising solo show sees Miranda leave the city, take to the canals, travel to a remote Scottish island and form questionable relationships with moorhens in her quest to escape time.

Developed with support from Arts Council England, Camden People’s Theatre, Spot On Lancashire, The Dukes and Theatre by the Lake.



Discounts available

Access Performances

This production has integrated captioning and audio descriptions.

An audio introduction is available here.

Information on accessible performances

Running Time

Approx. 1 hr 15 mins with no interval

Age Advice


Under 2s are not permitted


This production contains swearing

May contain haze effects

This event takes place at

MAST Mayflower Studios – Studio 2

Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DU 

The entrance to Studio 2 is on Level 2.

Street level access to our foyer & Box Office is through the main entrance on Above Bar Street. 

Studio 2 - MAST Mayflower Studios

Further information


Student Special £5 off