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The Last Straw will be touring again in Autumn 2019. Confirmed performances include:

Colchester Arts Centre Wednesday 30th October 

The Edge Theatre, Manchester Saturday 2nd November

Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal Monday 4th November

-I’m just going out to destabilise western civilisation.
-Can you take the dog with you?


‘Waiting for Godot for the post-truth age’ (The Herald), People Show’s 130th show The Last Straw challenges audiences to consider the dystopian absurdity of modern communication.

Confined in an unidentified liminal space, a man and a woman are trying to pin down some facts. Hurried along by relentless content, stricken by disasters and facing problems varying vastly in scale, how do we know where to focus? How do we know what’s true anymore? With the facts literally shredded on the floor, we observe these people as they navigate love and loss as it intersects with the complexities of today’s world.

Darkly comic, visually stunning and with breath-taking sound, this two-hander from People Show, was devised in just three weeks and previewed at Ovalhouse, London in February 2017. Since then it has been performed at Brighton Festival, Camden People’s Theatre and Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Summerhall).

'A song to the mind-f#ck of now from a skillful duo of performance maestros' TO DO LIST

'An electric piece of absurdist theatre' TOTAL THEATRE

 

⭐⭐⭐⭐ THE HERALD

⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2 A YOUNGER THEATRE

'A song to the mind-f#ck of now from a skillful duo of performance maestros' TO DO LIST

 

'An electric piece of absurdist theatre' TOTAL THEATRE

Conceived and devised by the company:

Gareth Brierley, Fiona Creese, Nigel Edwards, Rob Kennedy, Emma Tompkins & Jessica Worrall

Performed by Gareth Brierley and Fiona Creese

Design Jessica Worrall

Sound design Rob Kennedy

Lighting design Nigel Edwards

Assistant design Emma Tompkins

Producer Sophie Nurse / Nick Williams / Maya Willcocks

PR Sharon McHendry at SM Publicity

Graphic Design Sadie Cook

Photography Zadoc Nava

Visually stunning, with breath-taking sound, this two-hander from People Show, was devised in just three weeks and previewed at Ovalhouse, London in February 2017.

 

The Last Straw was nominated for the TBC Offie Award for productions that defy traditional categories.

People Show 130: The Last Straw