If you weren’t able to catch The Greatest Play In The History Of The World at Manchester’s Royal Exchange the first time, then you’ll be pleased to hear that it is returning to The Studio this September. Following its sold-out run at Manchester’s Royal Exchange last season and wielding awards from Edinburgh Fringe, The Greatest Play In The History Of The World is a love story, set on Preston Road, and also in space and in time.
The Greatest Play In The History Of The World is a one-woman show performed by Julie Hesmondhalgh, written by her husband Ian Kershaw. This beautiful, lightly sci-fi story details how two neighbours meet in the early hours of the morning when they can’t sleep and time has come to a halt.
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. The Greatest Play In The History Of The World is a play packed full of exquisite observation and soul-stirring beauty.
Under Raz Shaw’s direction, The Greatest Play in the History of the World draws on the most heart-warming elements of life: finding love, feeling loved for 50 years, and finding your place in the universe.