The End of History


A moving and funny site-responsive play with music which uses a chance encounter to explore the impact of gentrification on two radically different individuals. A specially created site-specific new show at St Giles in the Field.
The End of History at Soho Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Play with music
Venue: Soho Theatre
Started: Tuesday 5 June 2018
Closed: Saturday 23 June 2018
Running time:1 hr 10 mins
Age suitability: 14+

Background


This production takes place at St Giles in the Field Church, WC2H 8LG.


Tickets are for collection from the venue only and not Soho Theatre.


Staged off-site at St Giles in-the-Fields church in Soho, this specially-created play with music, by High Hearted Theatre in association with Soho Theatre, takes a chance encounter to explore the impact of gentrification on two totally different individuals.


St Giles-in-the-Fields has long been a place of refuge to outsiders, a historic place of worship since Saxon times, synonymous with Hogarth's slums and the plague.


It now sits in the centre of a massive redevelopment project including Crossrail, Central St Giles Piazza and Centrepoint.


The End of History draws on both St Giles' historical past and its precarious present as it explores modern po-litical and class divisions, both real and imagined.


The play was a response to an invitation from St Giles' Rector Alan Carr who was keen to explore the impact of gentrification in the area, a neighbourhood which has always been in a state of flux.


Carr says:


"I think that drama and writing is sometimes the best way to try and understand what is happening … sometimes going back into past events can enable us to see clearly what matters, what is perhaps being lost, and what is being altered in a very subtle way."


Contains strong language and sexual and drug use references.


Synopsis


She'd seen him before;

pink shirt, dark hair, grey suit … jaw.


Oh yes, she'd seen him before.


He couldn't quite place her face.


What happens when two totally different Londoners find themselves face to face on the worst day of their lives?


The End of History is a moving and funny site-responsive play with music which uses a chance encounter to explore the impact of gentrification on two radically different individuals.


Paul is a gay party boy working in property, Wendy is a single, 50 year-old working in the charity sector.


They belong to two different Londons but have one thing in common; they're both alone in the city.


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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 5 June 2018

Closes:Saturday 23 June 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm (18 Jun)

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
From £14

Access information


Captioned performances ‑ ring Soho Theatre for more details.

Creatives


Author: Marcelo Dos Santos
Director: Gemma Kerr
Production: High Hearted Theatre

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