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, embarks on its debut UK Tour from 18 May - 3 July 2021.

 

Tickets on sale soon via venue websites below!

 

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.

 

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Tour Dates

  

 

18 - 22 May 

Stephen Joseph Theatre (Scarborough)

www.sjt.uk.com

 

26 - 30 May 

Chester Storyhouse

www.storyhouse.com

 

1 - 5 June 

York Theatre Royal

www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

 

- 12 June 

Hull Truck Theatre

www.hulltruck.co.uk

  

15 - 19 June 

Nottingham Playhouse

www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

 

24 - 26 June

Oldham Coliseum

www.coliseum.org.uk

 

29 June - 3 July 

Liverpool Playhouse

www.everymanplayhouse.com

Reviews

 

★★★★

"about as close as theatre can come to being hugged for 70 minutes non-stop"

Independent

 

★★★★

"as clever as Einstein, as cosy as a pair of old slippers, and a joy to watch"

The Herald

 

★★★★

"expertly directed by Raz Shaw"

Evening Standard

 

★★★★

"a love letter to life"

Mail on Sunday

 

★★★★

"just magical"

What’s On Stage

 

★★★★

"a quirky and charming little play which is beautifully executed by Hesmondhalgh"

Broadway World

 

★★★★

"a delightful piece of storytelling that would melt even the most jaded heart"

British Theatre

 

★★★★

"a powerful solo performance contemplating love and legacy"

Fest

 

★★★★

"as comforting as a pair of cosy slippers"

Edinburgh Guide

 

★★★★

"a small, perfectly formed production"

The List

 

★★★★

"the entire room transfixed on this narrative gatekeeper’s every word"

The Wee Review

 

★★★★

"Hesmondhalgh shines"

Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

 

★★★★

"completely mesmerising"

Young Perspective

 

 

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