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1000 WAYS THE WORLD WILL END (& how it starts again)
Drama + New Writing + Queer Futures

1000 WAYS THE WORLD WILL END (& how it starts again)

A psychedelic, queer love story about reincarnation, the apocalypse & mushrooms

This show is part of Queer Futures. Explore the season & find out more here!



'A fantastical, nocturnal wonderland of mushrooms & moss' London Pub Theatres


1000 Ways The World Will End (& how it starts again) is the new mind-bending play by Alice Flynn, shortlisted for the prestigious Women’s Playwriting Prize 2021.

In the last seconds before the end of time, you blurt out a confession you swore to take to your grave. But the clocks don't stop. The world keeps turning. You find yourself staring face to face with something you can't take back. Now you’re left to survive the aftermath, no longer alone but together… and you know your words have consequences that will change everything.

Yrsa and Astrid are star-crossed lovers caught in an endless cycle of death and reincarnation, fearing an end that never comes. This is a psychedelic, forest-core journey of discovery about the stubborn resilience of sapphic love in the face of adversity.

Developed over two years with the support of New Diorama Broadgate, Farnham Maltings No Strings Attached, University of Reading, South Street Arts Centre, Greenlit, Arts Council England and King's Head Theatre, this show charts the lost histories of queer women and changing cultural attitudes towards the end of days.


'It’s meaningful and heartfelt, heartbreaking and joyous... A perfect fit for this Barbie summer we're having★★★★ Broadway World 


'Excellent and thoroughly enjoyable, with a strong message by Flynn and powerful performances by both Cresswell and Taylor that will linger★★★★ Everything Theatre 




Cast | Kalifa Taylor & Phoebe Cresswell

Writer | Alice Flynn
Director & Designer | Alice Robb
Producer | Becca Rowson

Ticket Price

£10 - £25.50


24 Jul → 12 Aug


King's Head Theatre



Duration | 75 mins approx, no interval.
Age Guidance | 14+
Content Warnings | Mild mentions of drug use, discussion of death and afterlife, cultural homophobia.

Part of the Queer Futures Season ticket offer!*

  • Book x2 shows, get 10% off.
  • Book x3 or more shows, get 20% off.

Excludes £10 tickets.*


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