the end of history...

Cast: 3f 3m

Staging: Single interior/built set (dining room-kitchen)

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 112 pages ISBN: 9781848428362Publication Date:
27 Jun 2019
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 112 pages ISBN: 9781788501958Publication Date:
27 Jun 2019
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Royal Court Theatre, London, 2019

the end of history...

By Jack Thorne

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Newbury, 1997. Sal is attempting to cook dinner for the family. She and husband David have pulled off a coup and gathered their brood back home for the weekend. Eldest son Carl is bringing his new girlfriend to meet everyone for the first time; middle daughter Polly is back from Cambridge University for the occasion; and youngest Tom will hopefully make it out of detention in time for dinner.

Sal and David would rather feed their kids with leftist ideals and welfarism than fancy cuisine. When you've named each of your offspring after your socialist heroes, you've given them a lot to live up to…

Jack Thorne's play the end of history… premiered in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in June 2019, in a production directed by John Tiffany.

'No talent at all when it comes to cooking – as you will discover – but when it comes to pissing off my children – immense talent – Olympian talent.'

Press Quotes

'Thorne has a gift for dialogue... a sophisticated unhappy families sitcom'

The Times

'Clever and highly intriguing... has a clever, accelerated Posy Simmonds-meets-Ionesco air, and throughout is a devastating verbal spree... a piercing look at the liabilities (and benefits) of being the offspring of political idealists... both satire and celebration'

Independent

'A tender, bracing and beautiful portrait of family life... Thorne's compassionate, deeply textured study of this family has a lovely inner life that pulses with themes of curdling parental embarrassment, mental crisis, love, loss and legacy... a seriously good, warm-hearted play'

London Theatre

'Absorbing... Thorne is a writer of immense emotional intelligence and his dialogue regularly devastates'

The Stage

Cast: 3f 3m

Staging:Single interior/built set (dining room-kitchen)

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 112 pages ISBN: 9781848428362Publication Date:
27 Jun 2019
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 112 pages ISBN: 9781788501958Publication Date:
27 Jun 2019
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Jack Thorne:

CripTales: Six Monologues
Woyzeck
Hope
Junkyard
Let the Right One In (stage version)
Fanny and Faggot
Mydidae
2nd May 1997
The Solid Life of Sugar Water
When You Cure Me
Jack Thorne Plays: One
Stacy & Fanny and Faggot: two plays
Bunny
A Christmas Carol (Old Vic stage version)
Burying Your Brother in the Pavement
Red Car, Blue Car
Stacy

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