‘The show that we’re about to do is a story of the future. The story we’re going to tell is the story of us. I’m going to tell you this now: it doesn’t have a happy end.’
A lone performer tells the story of the future of the audience; what’s going to happen to them in the decades, centuries, millenia after the end of this show. It’s the story of a baby born in a lighthouse, of someone on fire in the middle of the desert, of two lovers reunited in a flooded city, of a spaceship on the edge of a black hole. Everything has already been decided. This is the story of the end.
From the makers of Five Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist and the accident did not take place comes an act of communal storytelling. A hopeful, hopeless prophecy for earth and humankind. A story of us, our future, of paradise and how we get there in the end.
Total Theatre Award Winner 2017
Total Theatre Award Nominee 2019
65 minutes (no interval)
Content warnings: There is audience participation for which audience members volunteer
Post-show talk: Wednesday 31st May and hosted by Nicole Redfern
It’s an apocalyptic, strange hour of theatre that makes you feel grateful to be alive, grateful to be part of a communal gathering of people.
Alice Savile, The Financial Times
A truly captivating presence, Ward oscillates between a best friend, an executive life coach, and a preacher.
Katie Hawthorne, The Scotsman