Heads Up

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.

2016 The Scotsman FRINGE FIRST AWARD WINNER | 2017 CATS AWARD BEST PLAY NOMINEE

Directed by Julia Taudevin and Alex Swift. Music by Michael John McCarthy. Lighting by Malcolm Rogan. As part of the Made In Scotland showcase 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

JUN 8; ARC, STOCKTON – Book Tickets
JUN 9; New Wolsey, IPSWICH – Book Tickets

2017
FEB 22; The Tron, GLASGOW – Sold Out
FEB 23; Traverse Theatre, EDINBURGH – Date Passed
FEB 24; Traverse Theatre, EDINBURGH – Date Passed
FEB 25; Traverse Theatre, EDINBURGH – Date Passed
MAR 2; Axis Arts Centre, CREWE – Date Passed
MAR 15; Rep Theatre, DUNDEE – Date Passed
MAR 16; Crucible Theatre, SHEFFIELD – Sold Out
MAR 20; Battersea Arts Centre, LONDON – Date Passed
MAR 21; Battersea Arts Centre, LONDON – Date Passed
MAR 22; Battersea Arts Centre, LONDON – Date Passed
MAR 23; Battersea Arts Centre, LONDON – Date Passed
MAR 24; Battersea Arts Centre, LONDON – Date Passed
MAR 25; Battersea Arts Centre, LONDON – Date Passed
MAR 27; Battersea Arts Centre, LONDON – Date Passed
MAR 28; Battersea Arts Centre, LONDON – Date Passed
MAR 29; Battersea Arts Centre, LONDON – Date Passed
MAR 30; Battersea Arts Centre, LONDON – Date Passed
MAR 31; Battersea Arts Centre, LONDON – Date Passed
APR 1; Battersea Arts Centre, LONDON – Date Passed
APR 3; BT Studio, OXFORD – Sold Out
APR 4; Marlborough Theatre, BRIGHTON – Sold Out
APR 5; South Street, READING – Date Passed
APR 11; Northern Stage, NEWCASTLE – Sold Out
MAY 18; Home, MANCHESTER – Date Passed
MAY 19; Home, MANCHESTER – Date Passed
MAY 20 (matinee); Home, MANCHESTER – Date Passed
MAY 20; Home, MANCHESTER – Date Passed


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