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the end of history...
Paperback, 112 pages ISBN: 9781848428362Publication Date:
27 Jun 2019
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
Ebook, 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

Paperback £9.99£7.99

Ebook £9.99£7.99

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.

This play is also available in the collection Jack Thorne Plays: Two.

'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'


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

Also by Jack Thorne:

The Motive and the Cue
2nd May 1997
Whiff Whaff
CripTales: Six Monologues
Let the Right One In
The Solid Life of Sugar Water
Stacy & Fanny and Faggot: two plays
When You Cure Me
Jack Thorne Plays: Two
A Christmas Carol
Burying Your Brother in the Pavement
After Life
When Winston Went to War with the Wireless
Fanny and Faggot
Red Car, Blue Car
Jack Thorne Plays: One

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