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After the End
They were all in the pub when the explosion happened. Louise has just woken up to find herself with Mark; the man who saved her life.
His friends said he was paranoid yet, in the end, Mark knew how to act when it finally happened. Now all they can do is wait…
Can they survive the attack? Can they survive each other?
Award-winning playwright, Dennis Kelly, is widely regarded as one of the UK’s most exciting contemporary storytellers. His work examines society’s fears and confronts them in twisted extremities through nightmarish yet terrifyingly plausible scenarios.
Recommended for 18+
Contains scenes of a sexual nature, nudity and strobe lighting.
An intense psychological drama by Dennis Kelly
Director Amanda Gaughan
Guide Dogs welcome
TRAINEE DIRECTOR SCHEME
Now in its third year, the Trainee Director scheme, generously funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation with support from the Citizens Theatre Society, was set up to encourage a greater representation of female directors in the industry.
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By Dennis Kelly
DIRECTOR Amanda Gaughan
DESIGNER Neil Haynes
COMPOSER Claire McKenzie
LIGHTING DESIGNER Simon Wilkinson
ASSOCIATE CASTING DIRECTOR Laura Donnelly
CAST Jonathan Dunn & Nicola Daley
“A disturbing and thought provoking look at manipulation, mind games, and human beings pushed to the extreme.”
”Amanda Gaughan’s production proceeds with a low-lit, rumbling intensity, as co-dependence turns into an increasingly ugly catalogue of stir- crazy power games, manipulation and abuse.”
The Herald ★★★★
“a tour-de-force of intense and unforgettable acting”.
The Scotsman ★★★★
“After his recent arrest, Dominique Strauss-Kahn was described as a man who had “a difficulty in controlling his impulses”. Whatever the outcome of this particular court case, it is a story that gives Dennis Kelly’s After the End an unsettling topicality.”
The Guardian ★★★★
“The claustrophobic two-hander is about Louise, a popular young office worker, who wakes to find herself in an underground nuclear fallout shelter…In Amanda Gaughan’s gripping production…they expose uncomfortable tensions in a battle of the sexes that has not yet ended.”
The Guardian ★★★★