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  • Strange Futures presents

    The Endling

    Wed 17 - Thu 18 Jan 7.15pm
    Tickets £8 - £12
    Strange Futures company reflect upon the extinction crisis, using their unique, quirky and laugh-out-loud physicality in this original and provoking show. ★★★★ The Stage

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    Running Time 60 mins
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    We live in a time of ‘Endlings’ – the last individual of a species – caused by human actions. You may remember Lonesome George, the last Pinta Island Tortoise, but do you remember Turgi, the last Polynesian Tree Snail? He died in a plastic box and his grave marker read "1.5 million years BC to January 1996". Who will go next?

    As species extinction speeds up, Strange Futures pose some difficult questions for all of us through quirky humour, new writing and physical performance. 

    "This is something seriously exciting” ★★★★ The Stage

    In making this show, Strange Futures consulted environmental specialists to look at the relationship between human activity, the climate crisis and species extinction. We were also delighted to receive with extra support from renowned theatre maker, Julian Spooner of Rhum & Clay (War of the Worlds, Mistero Buffo, Testosterone).

    "This is something seriously exciting"
    The Stage
    "The Endling is an intriguing piece that has a tough message all wrapped up in its funny, quirky, performance style."
    "Two excellent performers lead this thought-provoking, strange dreamlike show"
    "good start to #departurelounge @IngoodcoEM @DerbyTheatre last night with @strangefutures Edinburgh-bound The Endling about extinction of species. The desolate recording of the last rabbs fringe-limbed tree frog calling for mate when there is none will lon"
    Lyn Gardner
    "Shows like The Endling by @strangefutures seen last night a Day 1 of Departure Lounge are so important to remind us that we're not seperate to living things."
    Lyn Gardner
    "A joyous journey into the end of civilisation. Brilliantly performed with moments of laughter, loss and introspection"
    laine Knight
    "Just caught up with #TheEndling from @strangefutures. Incredibly slick execution, clever script and a savagely relevant concept powered by two phenomenal performances from a team of lovely people. Properly special."
    David Brady

    “It means so much to be working at CPT, it’s such a good opportunity to work in a professional environment at my age. I didn’t think that was ever going to happen and it means the world to me. It’s really going to help prepare me for my future and where I want to go”

    CYT participant and Camden student