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A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky, Lyric Hammersmith | reviews, news & interviews

A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky, Lyric Hammersmith

A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky, Lyric Hammersmith

One new drama, three playwrights and a family that's hard to love

Ann Mitchell, Nigel Cooke and Harry McEntire: ‘Much of the dialogue is obstinately ordinary, with a deliberately insistent quotidien feel’Helen Maybanks
During the past week, as the first coalition government for 70 years has been formed in the UK, we were frequently warned that failure to find a solution might be the end of the world. It’s a solid, if usually over-used, metaphor. But what would happen if we really did face the end of life on Earth? You know, the real thing: a total catastrophe — the implosion of the universe — which we could predict, but not prevent? That is the premise of this unusual new play, a joint effort by playwrights David Eldridge, Robert Holman and Simon Stephens.

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