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.
18 - 22 May
Stephen Joseph Theatre (Scarborough)
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
"about as close as theatre can come to being hugged for 70 minutes non-stop"
"as clever as Einstein, as cosy as a pair of old slippers, and a joy to watch"
"expertly directed by Raz Shaw"
"a love letter to life"
Mail on Sunday
What’s On Stage
"a quirky and charming little play which is beautifully executed by Hesmondhalgh"
"a delightful piece of storytelling that would melt even the most jaded heart"
"a powerful solo performance contemplating love and legacy"
"as comforting as a pair of cosy slippers"
"a small, perfectly formed production"
"the entire room transfixed on this narrative gatekeeper’s every word"
The Wee Review
Edinburgh Festivals Magazine