Tristan Bates Theatre

The End of History

Tue 14 November - Sat 2 December 

Standard Tickets: £18 / £15 Concs.
Group Booking: £14 for 8+ tickets booked in a single transaction (bookable over the phone or in person).


First as tragedy. Second as farce. Now a musical.

A new musical by the creative team behind Blair on Broadway ("An unmissable evening in the theatre" - Sir Derek Jacobi), The End of History is about a group of teenagers attempting to get to grips with puberty – and the events of the 20th century. From the Treaty of Versailles to the fall of the Berlin Wall, via Munich and mocks, Potsdam and parties, Cuba and crushes, is their future any more certain than the past? And might the ‘end’ of history be the beginning of something else? From 1920s’ French jazz to 1980s’ rock, via swing, bebop and rock n’ roll, the End of History is a musical for the 21st century which will appeal to anyone interested in the 20th century. 




★★★★★ “A gem of a musical... funny and fun, engrossing and engaging, authentic and well-observed... The young and vibrant cast really pull it off... A charmingly authentic narrative.... Clever and witty script... Directed with style and panache...This great cast of young, talented actors is like a breath of fresh air... a thoroughly entertaining and intriguing show." - LondonTheatre1

★★★★ “A fine example of an ensemble performance… choreographed perfectly…. wonderfully eclectic…. 'The End of History' is a cleverly conceived musical, which brings historical events to life in an amusing, and often touching way.” - Theatre Weekly

“Stylish… slick…. vibrant… sassy… sharp.” - British Theatre Review

Praise for Blair on Broadway, from the same Creative Team:

“A show-stealing triumph” - Metro

“Huge fun” - The Times

“Witty book and lyrics…a lively score… it is a show that packs some punch” - The Daily Telegraph



Joseph Aldous
Alexandria Anfield 
Sylvie Briggs
Charlie Burt
Joshua Lewindon
Daniel Orpwood
Eleanor Shaw
Anya Williams



Book and lyrics Iain Hollingshead
Music Timothy Muller
Director Jessica Dawes
Lighting designer Sally McCulloch