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. Following complete sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2016 and 2017, and nationwide tours in 2017 and 2018, the multi-award winning Heads Up is now available to stream online, on-demand, for a limited time.
Stream rentals are £4 – with £1 from every ticket going to Kids Of Colour
*Rental is available until June 22, once purchased you will need to start and watch within 48 hours.
Written/performed by Kieran Hurley.
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.
‘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’
‘Urgent, compelling, beautiful writing… confirms Hurley’s status as one of the most powerful writers to emerge in British theatre this decade’
‘Excellent, hypnotic, apocalyptic solo show’
‘Hurley infuses this brilliant show with prophetic intensity and brooding soulfulness’