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The Greatest Play in the History of the World...

The Greatest Play in the History of the World...
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About as close as theatre can come to being hugged for 70 minutes non-stop. ★★★★
The Independent

Details

    Written byIan Kershaw
    Start date2 Aug 2018
    End date26 Aug 2018
  • TicketsFull price £20.50 / Standard concession £15.50 / U30s & Students £15 / Other concession £9.50
    Genre Festival, Theatre,

    World Premiere
    Tara Finney productions in association with Royal Exchange Theatre

    A love story, set on Preston Road, and also in space and in time. A man wakes in the middle of the night to discover that the world has stopped. Through the crack in his bedroom curtains, he can see no signs of life at all... other than a light in the house opposite where a woman in an over-sized Bowie t-shirt stands, looking back at him...

    Starring Julie Hesmondhalgh (Coronation Street, Broadchurch), The Greatest Play... is squashed full of exquisite observation and heartbreaking beauty.

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    Previews
    Thu 2 Aug, 1.45pm

    Preview Tickets
    Full price £13
    Concession £9

    Dates
    Fri 3 – Sun 26 Aug
    (No Mon Performances)

    Note: Click on 'Book Now' for dates and times. 

    Tickets
    Full price £20.50
    Standard concession £15.50
    U30s / Students £15
    Other concession £9.50

    See our Box Office page for full pricing and booking information.

    Access Performance
    British Sign Language: Thu 9 Aug

    Venue
    T2

    Running Time
    1h 10min

    Age Recommendation 
    PG

    Note: Strictly no latecomers.

    Supported by Arts Council England

    Image by Sid Scott

    • Raz Shaw

      Director
    • Naomi Kuyck-Cohen

      Designer
    • Jack Knowles

      Lighting Designer
    • Mark Melville

      Sound Designer
    • Julie Hesmondhalgh

      Performed by
    • About as close as theatre can come to being hugged for 70 minutes non-stop. ★★★★
      The Independent
    • It takes great skill to tell a big story like this and to command the stage so effortlessly... ★★★★
      The Stage
    • This is a quirky and charming little play which is beautifully executed by Hesmondhalgh. ★★★★
      Broadway World
    • With the help of Kershaw's beautifully weighted words, [Julie Hesmondghalgh] weaves a narrative web with such care and precision that you are spellbound. ★★★★
      What’s On Stage
    • A powerful solo performance contemplating love and legacy. ★★★★
      Fest Magazine
    • A perfectly formed production. ★★★★
      The List
    • Hesmondhalgh’s rendering of Kershaw’s story of chance, synchronicity and the irresistible power of love is as clever as Einstein, as cosy as a pair of old slippers, and a joy to watch.★★★★
      The Herald
    • Told with boundless warmth and good humour. ★★★★
      Edinburgh Guide
    • Hesmondhalgh was an absolute triumph – completely mesmerising, holding the audience in the palm of her hand. ★★★★
      Young Perspective
    • Storytelling which has you hanging on every word. ★★★★
      The Wee Review
    • Hesmondhalgh is a warm and witty storyteller, and as it moves towards its splendid climax Kershaw’s heart-warming tale reminds us that life is best lived in the present. ★★★★
      Evening Standard
     
     

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