‘Cruise To Hell’: Fringe debut at 79yo exploring tragic true story of daughter battling side effects of everyday prescription drugs

Cruise to Hell is the debut play by Millie Kieve, which tells the tragic true story of a family holiday turned nightmare when Millie’s 20 year-old daughter Karen goes missing on a cruise.

 The aftermath of the cruise sees the family embark on a tumultuous journey, as a deeply caring and joyous young woman, living a full and happy life, has her rationality snatched away by the side effects of everyday prescription drugs – which plunge her into a frightening fantasy world with tragic consequences.

 Also performed by Millie, storytelling theatre show Cruise to Hell was born out of the conviction that theatre is a powerful way to create awareness which in turn may prevent others from suffering.

 This desire to raise awareness is also what motivated Millie to set up the charity APRIL (Adverse Psychiatric Reactions Information Link) in 1998 as a result of her daughter’s experience. Her research has been used in everything from TV documentaries to medical journals to the front page of the Guardian and has instigated important changes in medical education. 

 Millie Kieve’s debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe comes at the age of 79. Her last appearance in Edinburgh was in the 1994 production ofFiddler on the Roof, with Chaim Topol.

 “A remarkable evening, everyone was stunned by the power of your story. It grew in intensity as it unfolded”  Audience member review

Venue: theSpace on the Mile, venue 39 – Radisson Hotel Blu, High Street EH1 1TH

Dates: 12th to 17th August, 2019

Time: 17.45pm (50 minutes)
Tickets: £8 (£6)

Venue box office: 0131 510 2382   Fringe box office: 0131 226 0000

Web sites:   www.april.org.uk    www.eastendtheatrecompany.org.uk