Playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany are reunited at the Royal Court in the sharp familial drama The End Of History…

The creative duo, who previously collaborated on the record-breaking Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, are behind the world premiere of The End Of History…, the story of a politically charged family who begin to crumble under their own affiliations.

The End Of History… is set in Newbury, 1997. Sal (Lesley Sharp) is attempting to cook dinner for the family. She and husband David (David Morrissey) have pulled off a coup and gathered their brood back home for the weekend. Eldest son Carl (Sam Swainsbury) is bringing his new girlfriend Harriet (Zoe Boyle) to meet everyone for the first time; middle daughter Polly (Kate O’Flynn) is back from Cambridge University for the occasion; and youngest Tom (Laurie Davidson) will hopefully make it out of detention in time for dinner.

But Sal and David would rather feed their kids with leftist ideals and welfarism than fancy cuisine. When you’ve named each of your offspring after your socialist heroes, you’ve given them a lot to live up to…

Writer Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany previously collaborated at the Royal Court on spectacular plays including Hope and Let The Right One In. Jack’s other works include A Christmas Carol at The Old Vic, National Treasure and This Is England ’90 (the latter two both earning a BAFTA for Best Mini-Series). Royal Court Associate Director John’s other work at the Royal Court includes Road, The Twits and The Pass.

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