The Voices We Hear
“A touching piece, very well written and intense, played with great skill and sensitivity. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️” – All Edinburgh Theatre
“If the world is to end in our lifetimes, you’ll want to have experienced this intensely moving drama first. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️” – Theatre Weekly
“A subtle but effective piece. ⭐️⭐️⭐️” – The Scotsman
Nights are dark and lonely at the end of the world.
Some time in the future, a single figure hunches over the last vestiges of a civilisation long past. Studiedly searching through the static on a hand-cranked radio for signs of a single other living soul left on the earth, they hear nothing. They can’t take being alone anymore — they swallow a bottle of pills, and wait for the ensuing darkness. And just at that moment, their radio crackles to life. ‘Is anybody there?’
Warming the hearts of audiences throughout the Edinburgh Fringe 2019, this devised piece set a queer romance at the end of the world, exploring how we build relationships with the natural world and how we’ll go on once the natural world is gone. Timed perfectly to coincide with the sun setting over Aurthur’s Seat, it started its 40 minutes in the golden light of a late evening, and swapped sunlight for stars as darkness descended.
This heart-breaking show took a deeply personal look at an environmental apocalypse, reminding us that it’s not just about numbers and statistics. Really, it’s about the people that we’ll miss.
Molly Williams – A
Georgina Savage – B
Oli Savage –Co-director
Louis Catliff– Writer and co-director
Cate Hanlon – Producer