The End of History

Why Watch The End of History

The play is directed by the immensely talented 5-time BAFTA award winner Jack Thorne. He has written for television shows such as ‘Skins and Shameless’ and some of his solo projects include ‘A Christmas Carol’ and ‘Woyzeck’ at The Old Vic. The play is directed by the gifted John Tiffany, who has managed to bag an Olivier and two Tony Award. His works include ‘The Twits’, ‘The Pass’, and ‘Road’ for the Royal Court Theatre. Thorne and Tiffany have worked together in the past to create beautiful plays. One of their most famous theatrical works are the massively successful Broadway and West End runs of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The duo has also worked together in the past on plays such as ‘Let the Right One In’ and ‘Hope’ for the Royal Court. The End of History is one of their best collaborative masterpieces yet, and it is well worth a watch this season at the West End.

The Story

It felt like anything is possible in Newbury in 1997 when David and Sal manage to bring all their children back home to enjoy a family weekend. Sal, an abysmal cook, is trying her hardest to whip up a meal for a lovely family dinner. She claims that talents lie in riling up her children and not cooking. The eldest, Carl, has decided to introduce his new girlfriend to the family for the very first time. Polly, the middle child, is arriving from Cambridge University for this specific reunion, and the youngest child, Tom, is expected to leave detention just in time to make it for the family dinner. After having brought up their children on welfarism and leftist ideals instead of fancy food, Sal and David try to be parents who don’t judge a lot. Watch this drama of conflicting ideals unfold as the family reunites under one roof.

Good for

Lovers of Family Drama

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Show Details

Show Timings

Tue, Wed & Fri
7:30 PM

Thu & Sat
2:30 PM & 7:30 PM

Duration
TBC

Written by
Jack Thorne

Directed by
John Tiffanny

Important Information
Please note on 17 July there will be a post-show talk: Writer Jack Thorne in conversation with Royal Court Young Agitators. This event will be free to patrons with a ticket for that evening’s performance.
There will be Captioned performances on 10, 17 , 24, 31 Jul & 7 Aug (7:30 PM), an Audio Described performance on 3 Aug (2:30 PM) with touch tour at 1:00 PM, and a Relaxed Environment performance on 27 Jul (2.30 PM).

Additional Information

Audience
TBC

Available Facilities
Hearing Assistance System
Wheelchair accessible
Cloak room
In-house bar

Seating
Royal Court Theatre has a seating capacity of 465.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you’d like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in West End.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.

You will receive an email with your voucher. You may display your voucher on your mobile phone. Please carry a valid photo ID for identification.