The Last Quiz Night on Earth

A new play by Alison Carr

11 February – 11 April 2020

“The end of the world quiz waits for no man, literally. Onwards ever onwards to our fiery decline. Round Three…”

It’s the end of the world. The last night on earth. An asteroid is heading straight for us. Fancy going out with a bang?

It’s the final countdown. Landlady Kathy invites you to the last quiz night on earth with Quizmaster Rav. He’s the host with the most. But with time ticking, some unexpected guests turn up out of the blue. Bobby wants to settle old scores and Fran wants one last shot at love. Expect the unexpected right until the bitter end.

Following two sold-out tours of Chip Shop Chips, Box of Tricks brings explosive new pre-apocalyptic comedy The Last Quiz Night on Earth to your local. So grab a drink and join us for a night you won’t forget with plenty of drama. Let’s get quizzical, quizzical!

*** TOUR CANCELLED: Due to the developing outbreak of the Coronavirus, and in line with Government advice, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the remaining tour dates of our production of The Last Quiz Night on Earth in order to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our audiences, artists and the wider community. ***
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“Simple but innovative... The Last Quiz Night on Earth is a fantastic night down the pub and at the theatre and was a joy to experience.”
★★★★ North West End
“A well-executed piece of drama that is forged seamlessly around an actual quiz... holds up a mirror to human emotions and frailties... With an excellent blend of humour, pathos and quiz-mastery this is a good story, well told. It is a gem of a show. ”
★★★★ Quays Life
“A fun, innovative slice of a theatre, packed full of comedic set pieces, great one liners and a pinch of high drama... The cast are on fine form... all four have great chemistry... The Last Quiz Night On Earth is a fun, entertaining night out.”
★★★★ Opening Night
“Incredibly cohesive, with the story, quiz, and audience interaction blending together with deceptive ease... Alison Carr’s full-of-life script serves up some gentle home truths alongside the humour. With its energetic staging and engaging performances, the show’s two hours fly by... generating a defiantly feel-good force field.”
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Cast Members:


Creative Team:


Director: Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder Designer: Katie Scott
Associate Producer: Max Emmerson Audience & Marketing Associate: Al Lockhart-Morley
Production Manager: Alice Longson Assistant Director: Kitty Ball
Press : Bill Elms Associates

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Show Calendar

The Welcome Inn, Salford (in association with The Lowry) 11 February — 15 February
Wingates Village Institute (Highlights North) 20 February
Bardon Mill & Henshaw Village Hall (Highlights North) 21 February
Mickleton Village Hall (Highlights North) 22 February
The Holbeck, Leeds (in association Slung Low) 23 February
The Beggar’s Theatre, Millom (Arts Out West, Cumbria) 27 February
Ullock Village Hall (Arts Out West, Cumbria) 28 February
Oulton Village Hall (Arts Out West, Cumbria) 29 February
Florence Mine Egremont (Arts Out West, Cumbria) 1 March
Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester 2 — 4 March
The Isaac Dixon Boathouse (Spot On, Lancashire) 5 March
Calder Vale Village Hall (Spot On, Lancashire) 6 March
Longton VM Club (Spot On, Lancashire) 7 March
Burnley Mechanics 8 March
Bank Top Tavern (in association with Oldham Coliseum Theatre & live@thelibrary) 16 — 17 March
Newhampton Arts Centre (Black Country Touring) 18 March
Thimblemill Library, Smethwick (Black Country Touring) 19 March
Pocklington Arts Centre 20 March
Northwich Memorial Court 21 March
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough 24 — 25 March
Great Whittington Village Hall (Highlights North) 26 March
Hamsterley Village Hall (Highlights North) 27 March
Helsington & Brigsteer Village Hall (Highlights North) 28 March
Arnside Educational Institute (Highlights North) 29 March
The Burntwood Pub, Buckley (in association with Theatr Clwyd) 31 March — 1 April
Gawsworth Village Hall (Cheshire Rural Touring) 3 April
Goostrey Village Hall (Cheshire Rural Touring) 4 April
Mollington Village Hall (Cheshire Rural Touring) 5 April
Two Tubs (in association with The Met, Bury) 7 April
Radcliffe Market (in association with The Met, Bury) 8 April
Ramsbottom Civic Hall (in association with The Met, Bury) 9 April
The Dukes, Lancaster 10 — 11 April 2020
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