The End of Hope at Soho Theatre
BY DAVID IRELAND
10 October 2017 — 11 November 2017
This production took place at Soho Theatre.
Soho Theatre and the Orange Tree Theatre presents
The End of Hope
A DARK NEW COMEDY BY DAVID IRELAND
Nominated for the Off West End Award for Best New Play
★★★★★ "David Ireland’s raunchy romcom packs explosives in its pants" WhatsOnStage
★★★★★ "Max Elton's production is outrageous from the very first beat, and never lets up" Broadway World
★★★★ "Freewheeling, majestically entertaining…. Absolutely hilarious. This mouse roars." The Times
★★★★ "Exquisitely funny, blacker than black dialogue, and squeezes in astute social commentary." The Stage
★★★★ "sharp dialogue and two strong performances." Time Out
‘Some of the smartest writing on 21st-century gender politics right now can be found at Soho Theatre…perfect, pitch-black comedy’ Telegraph
‘Everywhere in the world where there’s a war about religion, two people from each side should have sex. That would bring world peace. We should literally make love and not war’
Dermot and Janet are about to have a one night stand. Before sealing the deal, though, Dermot must:
a) Check she agrees that Tony Blair’s a war criminal.
b) Establish whether she killed her ex-husband
c) Find out why she’s dressed as a giant mouse
By the end of the night, no taboo is left untouched. An outrageous and revealing roller-coaster of a comedy from award winning writer David Ireland following his critically-acclaimed Cyprus Avenue (Royal Court Theatre).
Returning to Soho Theatre following Vicky Jones’ The One, Rufus Wright performs alongside Elinor Lawless (King Charles III, Almeida)
Directed by Max Elton
Running Time approx 60mins
This production originated in a collaboration between the Orange Tree Theatre and St Mary’s University.
With thanks to The Fenton Arts Trust for supporting the designer of this production for its Orange Tree run (21-29 July 2017).
Photo (Elinor Lawless and Rufus Wright) by Helen Maybanks