(Michael Billington’s article appeared in the Guardian, 5/13.)
There was a sketch in Beyond the Fringe in which a group of doom-mongers met on a mountaintop to await the predicted end of the world. When it failed to arrive, they parted with a cheery cry of "same time next year". The sketch neatly summed up the absurdity of trying to grapple with the apocalypse, but I found this new play by David Eldridge, Robert Holman and Simon Stephens about the death of the universe unexpectedly moving.
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