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The Greatest Play in the History of the World
Tara Finney Productions presents The Greatest Play in the History of the World… By Ian Kershaw 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 2018 BAFTA nominee Julie Hesmondhalgh (Coronation Street, Broadchurch), The Greatest Play... is squashed full of exquisite observation and heartbreaking beauty. Following a sell-out run at Traverse Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018, where Hesmondhalgh was the winner of The Stage Edinburgh Award, The Greatest Play… transfers to Trafalgar Studios for six weeks only. The production was originally produced in association with the Royal Exchange, Manchester. ★★★★ ‘about as close as theatre can come to being hugged for 70 minutes non-stop’ Independent ★★★★ ‘as clever as Einstein, as cosy as a pair of old slippers, and a joy to watch’ The Herald ★★★★ ‘expertly directed by Raz Shaw’ Evening Standard ★★★★ ‘a love letter to life’ Mail on Sunday ★★★★ ‘just magical’ What’s On Stage ★★★★ ‘a quirky and charming little play which is beautifully executed by Hesmondhalgh’ Broadway World Director Raz Shaw Designer Naomi Kuyck-Cohen Lighting Designer Jack Knowles Composer & Sound Designer Mark Melville
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 (26 Reviews)
  • Review Avatar Nov 27, 2019

    Refreshingly different, intimate and highly engaging performance with an enjoyable balance of humour and emotion. Ideal for couples of all ages. We loved it!

  • Review Avatar Nov 30, 2019

    Such a wonderfully touching and funny play, and an amazing performance from Julie H. Go and see it!!

  • Review Avatar Dec 1, 2019

    Good play, wonderful performance

  • Review Avatar Dec 4, 2019

    just a wonderful uplifting alternative piece of writing wonderfully acted

  • Review Avatar Dec 6, 2019

    Amazingly intimate studio, the one woman show was thought provoking, funny, and delivered with such enthusiasm.

  • Review Avatar Dec 6, 2019

    I emailed you a week ago and this Mon 2 Dec to let you know that I’m not able to go yesterday’s show 5th Dec, hence I asked, if I can swop the ticket for another day, but nobody has bothered to get back to me. I was told that all emails are responded olin 48hrs, that’s not the case.

  • Review Avatar Dec 7, 2019

    Heartwarming, funny, beautifully written, very clever plot construction, wonderfully performed. A wonderful production.

  • Review Avatar Dec 9, 2019

    A very enjoyable, interesting and heartwarming play to watch.

  • Review Avatar Dec 11, 2019

    Absolutely loves this play! Intimate, engaging and finishing with a feel good factor! Can’t recommend enough.

  • Review Avatar Dec 13, 2019

    I loved this play from beginning to end and beyond. It's a beautiful love story perfectly enacted by Julie Hesmondhalgh.

  • Review Avatar Dec 24, 2019

    Really enjoyed the experience. A very good dialogue performed extremely well. It was an interesting concept, quirky and funny. A great pre-Christmas treat.

  • Review Avatar Dec 26, 2019


  • Review Avatar Dec 28, 2019

    The story built in a light, unassuming way, allowing all to enter in and be genuinely affected; including my teenage children!

  • Review Avatar Dec 28, 2019

    Thought provoking and clever

  • Review Avatar Dec 29, 2019

    Beautifully intimate theatre and experience. A multi layered play, brilliantly written by Ian Kershaw. Faultless and endearing delivery by Julie Hesmondhalgh. Topped off by an emotional ending!

  • Review Avatar Dec 30, 2019

    Wonderful, Julie was so easy to listen to - don't know ow she managed to remember 70 mins of lines - incredible. Skilful writing by Ian was thoroughly entertaining and thought provoking.

  • Review Avatar Dec 31, 2019

    Enjoyed in spite of evacuation! Something completely different, and the last five minutes were magical! My children (30 years old plus) were not so keen but might get them thinking.

  • Review Avatar Dec 31, 2019

    Beautifully written play and an excellent performance. The conversational style was sincere and warm. Faultless would highly recommend.

  • Review Avatar Jan 3, 2020

    Very cleverly constructed and perfectly executed play. Amazing acting. It was a pleasure being part of the experience. Highly recommend it!

  • Review Avatar Jan 3, 2020

    Brilliant, loved every minute