the end of history...

David Morrissey to star in world premiere of Jack Thorne's the end of history...

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Full casting for the world premiere of the end of history... at the Royal Court Theatre has been announced, ahead of the show's opening next month.

Set in 1997, the end of history... follows Sal and David, a middle-aged couple whose eldest children have come home from university for a family weekend, as they continue to teach their offspring left-wing political ideas.

Award-winning actor David Morrissey will play David, delivering critically-acclaimed performances in television series including The Walking Dead and The Deal. His stage credits include Peer Gynt at the National Theatre, Three Days of Rain at the Donmar Warehouse and In a Dark Dark House at the Almeida.

Lesley Sharp will play Sal, previously starring in Royal Court productions including The Woods, Top Girls and Our Country's Good. Further stage credits include The Seagull at the Lyric theatre, Ghosts and Little Voice.

The cast is completed by Zoe Boyle, Laurie Davidson, Kate O'Flynn and Sam Swainsbury.

the end of history... will mark the latest play written by Jack Thorne, with recent productions including Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre, an adaptation of A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic which will play its third consecutive Christmas season and King Kong on Broadway.

The creative team includes John Tiffany as director, joining Jack Thorne after directing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Design is by Grace Smart, lighting by Jack Knowles, sound by Tom Gibbons and movement by Steven Hoggett.

the end of history... is at the Royal Court Theatre from 27th June to 10th August.

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