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Big Finish (It’s the End of the World, But Not Now) at HOME

Big Finish (It’s the End of the World, But Not Now)
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21st February 2024 – 24th February 2024

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Born from a rational fear of the end of the world and the death of theatre, Big Finish is a collective scream into the void – with jokes. A mashup of theatre, dance, TED talk and string quintet (untrained), Big Finish is a collage of ideas about endings, rebirth and regeneration.

A show within a show, Big Finish parodies human nature’s desire to bury our heads in the sand in the face of real peril. It comments on the predicament theatre faces in the wake of funding cuts and losing audiences and practitioners to its more popular cultural cousin – the television. But, as always, the theatre becomes a microcosm for something bigger – an exploration of apocalypse itself. When it comes down to the wire will you try to stop the end from coming, or will you just go with the torrential flow?

Figs in Wigs comments: “Having made work together for 15 years, now more than ever it feels like the end of something is coming. But we don’t know how to do anything else, Big Finish explores resilience in the face of impending doom. Climate change, war, Tories – we don’t know how to fix any of these things – WE’RE JUST ARTISTS. But what we do know is how to put on a goddamn show to entertain everyone as the world slowly dies. Cheer up love! It will definitely happen.” The end is nigh…but not that nigh…do we have time to make one show? We hope so!

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