THE LAST DAYS OF MANKIND
10th -16th November, different times
Leith Theatre, 28-30 Ferry Road, EH6 4AE
Age limit: 13 and over
Tickets start at £10 for preview, £14 thereafter
The Last Days of Mankind is an extraordinary anti-war satire written by Karl Kraus in the cafés of Vienna during World War One.
This major new adaptation, created especially for Leith Theatre, brings the work to life in a café style setting, with original songs written and performed by The Tiger Lillies.
Companies from Scotland, Germany, Ireland, Poland, Serbia, France and Ukraine will unite in a truly European production designed to coincide with the one hundred year anniversary of the Armistice.
Directed by John Paul McGroarty and Yuri Birte Anderson
This is Leith Theatre's first full scale major theatre production in 30 years. I was involved at an earlier development stage and am absolutely delighted to be part of the full production, appearing in the role of war correspondent Alice Schalek.
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The reviews are in, with 4 & 5 stars!
"spectacular... a series of stunning images to illustrate the text... a mighty theatrical feat" The Herald - Neil Cooper
"a thrilling sense of occasion and momentum... a biting, superbly-performed score... huge, brilliantly-blended visual images of the war" The Scotsman - Joyce McMillan
"a musical and artistic triumph... Hard hitting and impactful... several scenes brought a lump to the throat and the last 20 minutes of the play are worth the ticket price alone" Commonspace - Professor John Davis
"powerful anti-war play... stroke of genius... superb cast... highly relevant" Edinburgh Guide - Irene Brown
More reviews + responses on here, incl:
"astounding" "brilliant" "passionate" "amazing" "stunning" "incredible" "fantastic" "moving" "epic"