By Ian Kershaw
Performed by Julie Hesmondhalgh
Directed by Raz Shaw
Designed by Naomi Kuyck-Cohen
Lighting Design by Jack Knowles
Sound Design by Mark Melville
Producer Tara Finney
Production Manager Oliver Brown
Stage Manager Philip Hussey
Associate Designer Becky-Dee Trevenen
Associate Lighting Designer Joe Hornsby
Assistant Producer Robyn Bennett
PR SM Publicity
Graphic Design Grant Archer
Originally produced in association with the Royal Exchange Theatre.
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 BAFTA nominated Julie Hesmondhalgh (Coronation Street, Broadchurch) and written by Ian Kershaw (the Coliseum’s productions of Star-Cross’d, The Mist in the Mirror and Bread & Roses), The Greatest Play… is squashed full of exquisite observation and heartbreaking beauty.
The Stage Edinburgh Award Winner and 2018 Fringe sell-out show.
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