How'd you do in your history lessons at school? You may have formed a completely different perspective on the 20th century if you'd been taught like this! "First as tragedy. Second as farce. Now a musical." Brand-new British musical THE END OF HISTORY has just received its world premiere at London's Tristan Bates Theatre, where its limited season continues until 2 December 2017 only. We've rounded up our fave reviews, videos and tweets about this totally, absolutely, historically accurate show.
THE END OF HISTORY is about a group of teenagers attempting to get to grips with puberty – and the events of the 20th century. From the Treaty of Versailles to the fall of the Berlin Wall, via Munich and mocks, Potsdam and parties, Cuba and crushes, is their future any more certain than the past? And might the ‘end’ of history be the beginning of something else? From 1920s’ French jazz to 1980s’ rock, via swing, bebop and rock n’ roll, this is a musical for the 21st century that will appeal to anyone interested in the 20th century.
THE END OF HISTORY comes from the same creative team behind cult hit Blair on Broadway, with book and lyrics by Iain Hollingshead, music by Timothy Muller and direction by Jessica Dawes. The cast are Joseph Aldous, Alexandria Anfield, Sylvia Briggs, Charlie Burt, Joshua Lewindon, Daniel Orpwood, Eleanor Shaw and Anya Williams. See more production photos of the cast in action on the show's #StageFaves page.
THE END OF HISTORY continues at Tristan Bates Theatre, 14A Tower Street, London WC2H 9NP until Saturday 2 December 2017. Tickets are priced £18 (£15 concessions, £14 for group bookings of 8+). CLICK HERE TO BUY.
Writer Iain Hollingshead and cast member Sylvie Briggs (who plays Rachel / Russia) discuss the show on London Live.
Cast member Anya Williams (Teacher) performs one of the musical's 'history lessons'.