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The Last Straw

  • Wheelchair Access
  • Tues 21 Feb - Sat 25 Feb 7.30pm. Preview Tues 21 Feb.

Running time: 80 mins

Venue: Downstairs

Sometimes bad decisions have to be made. Sometimes there has to be a voice that tells the most lies. Sometimes there is no light at the end of the tunnel. Sometimes there…

Join People Show for their 130th show - an untamed journey through internal politics, the plagues of humankind and disaster movies. The company are making this show from scratch a month before the opening and we guarantee there will be an outcome. They have some ideas, a few broken lights, a piece of a set and half a track of music. We promise you something will walk onto stage on the above date. 

Part of People Show's 50th Year Celebrations. 

Suitable for ages 14+ 

"People Show is a National Treasure" The Independent


  • Tue 21 Feb, 7:30pm
  • Wed 22 Feb, 7:30pm
  • Thu 23 Feb, 7:30pm
  • Fri 24 Feb, 7:30pm
  • Sat 25 Feb, 7:30pm


Formed in 1966, People Show has been creating devised performances in theatres, in telephone boxes, on streets, even on water, for five decades, and its radically disruptive influence has made a major contribution to the current theatre landscape. A series of celebratory events are planned to mark the company’s landmark 50th Year in 2016-2017.

Today People Show are a core group of seven artists who work together, and also independently, with a much wider network of Associate Artists who have been, and continue to be, involved with the company on a show by show basis.

Additional information

Developed and supported by Arts Council England.
Photography by Sadie Cook.

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