The Greatest Play in the History of the World

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Ian Kershaw

Published by Methuen

What is it that you would want to be preserved for eternity?

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

Except for a light in the house opposite where a woman in an oversized Bowie T-shirt stands, looking back at him

The Greatest Play in the History of the World is a beautifully constructed love story, set in space and in time

Presented as a monologue for a Male or Female actor, it asks profound questions with deepest sincerity whilst simultaneously balancing the human quest for meaningful connections

It's published to coincide with the play's acclaimed run at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh in summer 2018 starring Julie Hesmondhalgh


"'The Greatest Play in the History of the World is that theatrical rarity: a play which lives up to its name" ~ Helen Nugent, Northern Soul

"Squashed full of exquisite observation, replete with revealing detail and heart-breaking beauty ... Hesmondhalgh is flawless" ~ Northern Soul

"Richly textured ... brilliantly observed (and very funny)" ~ UnrestricedViews

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