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    One of Britain’s modern greats, Jack Thorne returns to the Royal Court for the third time after the successes of Hope and Let the Right One In with his latest original play, late 1990s family drama the end of history…

    The play follows Sal and David, a couple who would much rather their three kids ate up their leftist ideals and welfarism than any fancy dinner. All the same, Sal is attempting to cook for them as the couple have finally managed to lure their brood back home for the weekend. Eldest Carl is introducing his new girlfriend to the family for the first time; middle daughter Polly is back from Cambridge University; and youngest Tom just needs to be out of detention in time for dinner.

    Award-winning performers David Morrissey and Lesley Sharpe head up the cast of Jack Thorne’s latest offering. Morrissey will be familiar to many television viewers from his roles in Inside No.9, The Walking Dead and Doctor Who, and to theatregoers from Three Days of Rain, Much Ado About Nothing and several RSC shows. Sharpe’s West End credits include The Seagull, Little Voice and Ghosts, and her critically-acclaimed television performances include those in Afterlife and Bob & Rose.

    Joining them in the end of history… are Zoe Boyle (Six Degrees of Separation), Laurie Davidson (The Ferryman), Kate O’Flynn (The Glass Menagerie) and Sam Swainsbury (The Twilight Zone).

    Writer Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany have previously collaborated at the Royal Court on Hope and Let the Right One In. Their most highly celebrated collaboration, however, has been Harry Potter & the Cursed Child, the West End production of which was awarded a record-breaking nine Olivier Awards in 2017, and whose Broadway transfer received six Tony awards.

    A family drama with Thorne’s recognisable political undertones, the end of history... runs at the Royal Court from 27 June until 10 August 2019.

    Performance dates: 09 Aug 2019 - 10 Aug 2019

    Running time: 1 hour 50 minutes (without an interval)

    Age recommendation: TBC

    Special notice: Any fans of writer Jack Thorne or celebrated leads David Morrissey and Lesley Sharpe definitely won’t want to miss this new production, nor will those who have seen Harry Potter & the Cursed Child and are curious to see a different side of the award-winning creative collaboration of Thorne and Tiffany.

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    Latest Audience Reviews

    I really enjoyed this show. An intelligent, high tempo script with frequent laugh out loud moments. Great... More

    pl6125 09 Jul 2019

    I really enjoyed this show. An intelligent, high tempo script with frequent laugh out loud moments. Great choreographical transitions as the play moved between the three decades. The cast dynamic of four younger actors and two more established worked well. The whole ensemble generated a confident delivery.

    pl6125 09 Jul 2019

    Superb acting all round & quick fire play. I found the opening scenes funny and engaging, but felt it... More

    leepeddie 12 Aug 2019

    Superb acting all round & quick fire play. I found the opening scenes funny and engaging, but felt it tailed off towards the end.

    leepeddie 12 Aug 2019

    This was a highly moving and thought provoking show which was exceptionally acted by the whole cast

    emilygami Top 50 reviewer11 Aug 2019

    Set over a 20 year period from 1997-2017, this show has a stellar cast including Lesley Sharp, David... More

    joc78 Top 10 reviewer26 Jul 2019

    Set over a 20 year period from 1997-2017, this show has a stellar cast including Lesley Sharp, David Morrissey and Kate O'Flynn. It starts out very funny with some cracking lines, however by the end I was left wanting more. I expected some big ending to take place or something major to happen but it never really did. The performances though were terrific and it was good to view a part of social history which I remember well.

    joc78 Top 10 reviewer26 Jul 2019
    oughttobeclowns Top 50 reviewer11 Jul 2019
    rikkiONshow Top 10 reviewer28 May 2019
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