the end of history...
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the end of history...

the end of history... Tickets

Royal Court Jerwood Downstairs, London, SW1W 8AS
  • Lesley Sharp and David Morrissey play married couple Sal and David in the end of history..., a new family drama at the Royal Court Jerwood Downstairs by Jack Thorne, 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.'

    Newbury, 1997. Sal (Lesley Sharp) is attempting to cook dinner for the family. She and husband David (David Morrissey) have pulled off a coup and gathered their brood back home for the weekend. Eldest son Carl (Sam Swainsbury) is bringing his new girlfriend Harriet (Zoe Boyle) to meet everyone for the first time; middle daughter Polly (Kate O’Flynn) is back from Cambridge University for the occasion; and youngest Tom (Laurie Davidson) 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…

    'When I was your age I wanted to be in a band and sleep with Mick Jagger – and Jimi Hendrix – who am I to judge your choices?'

    At the Royal Court Jerwood Downstairs until 10 August 2019, book your the end of history... tickets today!

    *Please note:
    - Captioned performances: 17 (live speech-to-text post-show talk), 24, 31 July and 7 August 19:30
    - Audio-described performance: Saturday 3 August 14:30 (Touch tour 13:00)
    - Relaxed environment: Saturday 27 July 14:30

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    4 stars
    '[A] clever, intriguing production.'


    4 stars
    'Jack Thorne... has a gift for dialogue.'


    'Absorbing... Jack Thorne is a writer of immense emotional intelligence.'


    'Avowedly personal, always interesting and beautifully staged.'