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2016 THE SCOTSMAN FRINGE FIRST AWARD WINNER | 2017 CATS BEST NEW PLAY AWARD WINNER

A city. Just like this. Right now. A teenage girl boils up in rage in a toilet cubicle. A finance worker preaches doom in a busy train station. An absurd coke-addled celebrity races through town on a mission. A paranoid stoner stares blankly at the endless disasters on the TV news. In just one moment, all their worlds will end.

Multi award-winner KIERAN HURLEY weaves a picture of a familiar city at its moment of destruction, asking what would we do if we found ourselves at the end of our world as we know it.

Directed by Julia Taudevin and Alex Swift. Music by Michael John McCarthy. Lighting by Malcolm Rogan. As part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2017 and Made in Scotland 2016.

On Tour

Reviews

‘Superb storytelling theatre… Hurley’s new show is a quiet hurricane blowing through the city. It is an anxious whisper that becomes a shout; a moment of silence that turns into the high-pitched whine of catastrophe’
★★★★
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

‘Acutely observed yet ferociously powerful storytelling… an absolute highlight of the Edinburgh Fringe’
★★★★
The Independent

‘Urgent, compelling, beautiful writing… confirms Hurley’s status as one of the most powerful writers to emerge in British theatre this decade’
★★★★
The Scotsman

‘Excellent, hypnotic, apocalyptic solo show’
★★★★
The Times

‘Hurley infuses this brilliant show with prophetic intensity and brooding soulfulness’
★★★★
Evening Standard

Venues / Tickets

FEB 2; Dartington Hall, TOTNES – Book Tickets
FEB 3; Dartington Hall, TOTNES – Book Tickets
FEB 8; Theatre Royal, BATH – Book Tickets
FEB 9; Theatre Royal, BATH – Book Tickets
FEB 22; Theatre Royal, YORK – On Sale Soon
FEB 27; Wardrobe Theatre, BRISTOL – Book Tickets
FEB 28; Wardrobe Theatre, BRISTOL – Book Tickets
MAR 1; Quarterhouse, FOLKESTONE – On Sale Soon


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