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World's End

Closed 21 Sep 2019

King's Head Theatre

A love story that looks at how trauma changes us, World's End explores the Kosovo War, single parenthood and sexuality - all through the lens of a 90s games console.
World's End at the King's Head Theatre

Image credit - Kate Harding

Show details

Synopsis


All's fair in love and war. And videogames.


November 1998. World's End Estate, Chelsea.


Viv's made a decision.


She's left Norfolk and has moved back to London with her son Ben.


When the pair are thrown together with wild fire Kosovar Albanian painter, Ylli, and his enigmatic son Besnik, things start to change.


With the millennium around the corner, NATO joining the fight to free Kosovo and a solar eclipse heading towards World's End, life finally seems to be moving forward …


But first, Ben needs to finish his new video game.


A love story that looks at how trauma changes us, World's End explores the Kosovo War, single parenthood and sexuality - all through the lens of a 90s games console.


Background information, advisory warnings


Age suitability: Not available


Directed by Harry Mackrill (Associate Director Angels in America, National Theatre / Boy with Beer, Kings Head Theatre) World's End is the debut play of emerging writer, James Corley.

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Theatre


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Postal address:
115 Upper Street
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London N1 1QN

Box office tel: 0207 226 8561

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 27 August 2019

Press night:Thursday 29 August 2019

Closes:Saturday 21 September 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑00pm

Friday ‑ 7‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑00pm


Matinee:
Sunday - 3-00pm

Running time: To be confirmed

Tickets


Standard:
Premium: £27.50; standard: £19.50

Concessions:
£18.50; unwaged: £5

Cast


PATRICIA POTTER - Viv

TOM MILLIGAN - Ben

MIRLIND BEGA - Besnik

NIKOLAOS BRAHIMLLARI - Ylli


Creatives


Author: James Corley
Director: Harry Mackrill
Designer: Rachel Stone
Lighting: Jai Morjaria
Sound: Harry Linden Johnson
Movement: Chi-san Howard
Production: Nisha Oza in association with King's Head Theatre

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