by Ian Kershaw
A universal love story that celebrates the human race in all its glorious messiness, confusion and joy.
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 2018 BAFTA nominee Julie Hesmondhalgh (Coronation Street, Broadchurch), The Greatest Play... is squashed full of exquisite observation and heartbreaking beauty.
The Stage Edinburgh Award Winner and 2018 Fringe sell-out show, embarked on its debut UK Tour from 18 May - 3 July 2021.
Cast & Crew
Performed by Julie Hesmondhalgh
Director Raz Shaw
Designer Naomi Kuyck-Cohen
Lighting Designer Jack Knowles
Composer & Sound Designer Mark Melville
In association with Hull Truck Theatre.
Originally produced in association with Royal Exchange Theatre.
2021 Tour Dates
18 - 22 May
Stephen Joseph Theatre
26 - 30 May
1 - 5 June
York Theatre Royal
7 - 12 June
Hull Truck Theatre
15 - 19 June
24 - 26 June
29 June - 3 July
"If you are seeking THE play to re-introduce you to the joy of theatre -going after pandemic hibernation, right now this is The Greatest Play in the History of the World..."
"after being away from the theatre for so long, (it) is simply the greatest feeling in the history of the world!"
"If you get the chance to see it, seize it"
"a beautiful love letter to love and humanity"
"Hesmondhalgh is a force to be reckoned with"
Always Time for Theatre
"70 minutes of wonderful storytelling"
"Hesmondhalgh is impressive, holding the audience's rapt attention"
Fairy Powered Productions
"An unearthly tale brought to life by an out-of-this-world performer"
North West End
"Hesmondhalgh's performance....skillfully navigates the twists and turns of Kershaw's text"
A Younger Theatre