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Casting announced for Jack Thorne's the end of history... at the Royal Court Theatre

The Royal Court Theatre officially announces today the West End cast for the end of history..., a play written by Jack Thorne and directed by John Tiffany. The upcoming London theatre production opens at the Royal Court Theatre in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs on Thursday, 27 June 2019

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Casting announced for Jack Thorne's the end of history... at the Royal Court Theatre
The cast of the end of history... Top Row: Zoe Boyle, Laurie Davidson, and David Morrissey. Bottom Row: Kate O’Flynn, Lesley Sharp, and Sam Swainsbury.

Who is starring in the end of history... at the Royal Court Theatre?

The world premiere of the end of history... play is set to star Zoe Boyle (Present Laughter) as Harriet, Laurie Davidson (The Ferryman) as Tom, David Morrissey (Much Ado About Nothing) as David, Kate O’Flynn (One for the Road/Mountain Language/Ashes to Ashes at the Harold Pinter Theatre) as Polly, Lesley Sharp as Sal (Uncle Vanya) and Sam Swainsbury (The Twilight Zone) as Carl. 

The creative team for the end of history... at the Royal Court Theatre

the end of history... is directed by Associate Director of the Royal Court Theatre, John Tiffany. The new play features sound by Tom Gibbons, design by Grace Smart, lighting by Jack Knowles, and movement by Steven Hoggett.

John Tiffany is perhaps best known for his work on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which won him both a Tony and Olivier Award for Best Director of a Play. He has also received a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for Once and an Olivier Award for Best Director for Black Watch.

What is the end of history...about?  

the end of history..., which won an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, takes place in Newbury in 1997. Sal is trying to cook supper for her family. She and her husband, David, have managed to bring their children home together for the weekend. Their oldest son, Carl, is bringing home his new girlfriend to meet the family for the first time; the middle daughter, Polly, has returned from Cambridge University for the reunion; and the youngest son, Tom, will hopefully get released from detention early enough for dinner time.

Sal and David would much rather feed their offspring with liberal ideals and welfarism than luxurious cuisine. Of course, when you've named each of your kids after a famous socialist figure, you've put them under a lot of pressure to live up to their names. They may have no talent at all when it comes to cooking an edible and delicious meal, but they certainly have Olympian talent when it comes to annoying their children.

"When I was your age, I wanted to be a groupie and shag Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger, so who am I to judge you on your poor life choices?"

Jack Thorne's the end of history... Royal Court tickets on sale from just £15

the end of history... opens for on 27 June 2019 with official press night scheduled for Wednesday, 3 July 2019 at 7pm. The highly anticipated new play will run at the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court Theatre in London until Saturday, 10 August 2019. Don't miss this award-winning play directed by the award-winning mastermind of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, John Tiffany. Book your tickets for the end of history... early for the best prices and best seats at the Royal Court Theatre.

🎫 Purchase your tickets for the end of history... at the Royal Court Theatre from £15.


Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels

Ephram is a jack of all trades and enjoys attending theatre, classical music concerts and the opera.


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