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A Thousand Stars Explode In The Sky

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About the Show Less...

A new play about the end of the universe. Read More >

Playwrights Simon Stephens, David Eldridge and Robert Holman come together to create a new play about hope, love, fear and the very end of time.

A Thousand Stars Explode In The Sky is set on a farm in the North East of England where a family gathers. Behind them the sea boils orange. The universe is coming to an end.

If it were all to end, where would you go? Who would you see? What would you do?

Lyric Artistic Associate Stephens is the award-winning author of plays On The Shore Of The Wide World, Motortown, Harper Regan and Punk Rock, which played at the Lyric Hammersmith last year.

A Thousand Stars Explode In The Sky contains nudity and scenes of a sexual nature. It is suitable for theatregoers aged 14 and older.

For more about A Thousand Stars Explode In The Sky read the First Night Feature.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 7/05/2010

Opening Night: 12/05/2010

Closing Night: 5/06/2010

Running time: 2h30

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Cast & Creative


Kirsty Bushell, Nigel Cooke, Lisa Diveney, Harry McEntire, Ann Mitchell, Tanya Moodie, Tom Mothersdale, Pearce Quigley, Andrew Sheridan, Rupert Simonian, Alan Williams


Director - Sean Holmes

Producer - Lyric Hammersmith

Designer - Jon Bausor

Lighting Designer - Adam Silverman

Sound - Nick Manning

Author - Simon Stephens, David Eldridge, Robert Holman

About Lyric Hammersmith

Lyric Square, King St, London W6 0QL

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