The Greatest Play in the History of the World...

Starring Julie Hesmondhalgh (Coronation Street, Broadchurch), The Greatest Play... is squashed full of exquisite observation and heartbreaking beauty.

The Greatest Play in the History of the World...

About The Greatest Play in the History of the World...

World Premiere
Tara Finney productions in association with Royal Exchange Theatre.

A love story, set on Preston Road, and also in space and in time. 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 Julie Hesmondhalgh (Coronation Street, Broadchurch), The Greatest Play... is squashed full of exquisite observation and heartbreaking beauty.

Previews
Thu 2 Aug, 1.45pm

Preview Tickets
Full price £13
Concession £9

Dates
Fri 3 – Sun 26 Aug
(No Mon Performances)

Note: Click on 'Book Now' for dates and times.

Tickets
Full price £20.50
Standard concession £15.50
U30s / Students £15
Other concession £9.50

Access Performance
British Sign Language: Thu 9 Aug

Venue T2

Running Time 1h 10min

Age Recommendation PG

Note: Strictly no latecomers.

Supported by Arts Council England

Image by Grant Archer

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