illustration by alberta torres

At the end of everything else was developed at the national theatre studio and first performed in april 2014 at the unicorn theatre, london. 

The show is available for national/international touring and festival dates


Dates

2014
Unicorn Theatre, London

2015
BIAM International Puppetry festival, Paris
Freedom Festival, Hull
Out There Festival, Great Yarmouth
Jabberwocky Market, Darlington
Strike A Light Festival, Gloucester
Looping The Loop Festival, Thanet
Doorstep Arts, Torbay

2016
Battersea Arts Centre
Cambridge Junction
Greenwich Theatre
​Home Theatre, Manchester
De Betrovering Festival, Den Haag, The Netherlands
The Egg, Bath
​Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

​2017
Stratford Circus
Taipei Children's Arts Festival, Taiwan


 
    


 

At The End of Everything Else


When her best friend, a little yellow bird named Tito, goes missing, Icka puts her inventive mind to the test and sets off on a mission over land and sea to save him. But nothing can prepare her for what she finds - a problem that she is unable to fix alone.

With the use of pedal power, At The End of Everything Else is a uniquely carbon neutral work, full of puppetry, animation and music where all the power required is generated by the collective energy of the team on stage. 

 

written, directed and original score.... Mark Arends

Animation and cut outs.......................... John horabin and penny layden for skatedog films

Illustrations............................................... Alberta Torres

Electrical engineering............................. Colin tonks for electric pedals

Costumes....................................................... Jacqueline Bourdin

 

 

original devisors/performers................ Amrita Acharia, Avye leventis, ben whybrow, julia slienger, mark arends and tim lewis

 

Subsequent performers............................... Clémentine Bourdin, Claire Harvey,  Brenton Brown , Mikey Brett, Samantha Arends, 

                                                                  Stephen Spencer, Michael Dixon and Cezanne Tegelberg

 

 

Reviews​

 

​'IT IS THE KIND OF EVENT ABOUT WHICH ITS AUDIENCE WILL BE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE “I WAS THERE”.'★★★★★ -Plays to See

 

'IT IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SHOWS THIS SEASON AND SHOULD NOT BE MISSED' ★★★★★ -South London Press

 

​‘Compact, ingenious and vulnerable... A theatrical climax’ ★★★★ -Theatrekrant, Holland 

 

​'A POWERFUL STORY WITH A CREATIVE CONCEPT WONDERFULLY REALISED ON STAGE.' -Curious Mum