The End of Hope

Soho Theatre and Orange Tree Theatre present

The End of Hope

  • By David Ireland
  • Tue 10 Oct - Sat 11 Nov 2017, 7.15pm. Sat matinees 3pm
  • From £10

‘Freewheeling, majestically entertaining…Absolutely hilarious. This mouse roars.’
★★★★ Times
★★★★★ WhatsOnStage

A dark new comedy by David Ireland

‘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

This production originated in a collaboration between the Orange Tree Theatre and St Mary’s University

Running Time: Approx 60mins

‘David Ireland’s raunchy romcom packs explosives in its pants’
★★★★★ WhatsOnStage

‘Freewheeling, majestically entertaining…. Did I mention it is funny? It is. Absolutely hilarious. This mouse roars.’
★★★★ Times

‘Exquisitely funny, blacker than black dialogue, and squeezes in astute social commentary.’
★★★★ Stage

‘Complex, hilarious and fascinating.’
★★★★ Scotsman

‘Some of the smartest writing on 21st-century gender politics right now can be found at Soho Theatre…perfect, pitch-black comedy’

Read audience reviews here

Creative team

Max Elton
Max Dorey
Lighting Designer
Stuart Burgess
Sound Designer
Richard Bell
Rebecca Murphy