The End of the World

The End of the World is a theatre-concert which juxtaposes global apocalypse scenarios with personal stories about mortality and disability. Using a mixture of music, narration and visual storytelling we contemplate the various ways the human race could meet its end, explore the cognitive biases surrounding our conception of death and the future, and ask the question: can we learn how to live better by learning how to die?

The End of the World was conceived in London and Berlin over five weeks across 2018. We undertook a further three weeks of workshops and documentation with musicians in Perth, Australia, in January and February 2019. Further development and production is planned for 2021.

In addition to the live show we will present our research alongside conversations with relevant scientists and experts in an upcoming podcast series.

This project has been generously supported by Arts Council England and the West Australian Department of Culture and the Arts.

Photos by Arlo Dean Cook and Emma Sulley