AN IMMERSIVE new play quiz-themed play is set to begin a UK tour in the Spring of next year.
The Last Quiz Night on Earth by Alison Carr is a comedy set against the back drop of the end of the world.
Beginning at the Welcome Inn in Salford, the play will be staged in urban and rural venues across the country, including theatres, community arts centres and local pubs.
The play hopes to plunge audiences into the drama of the show and connect with viewers in their local communities.
The tour opens on 11 February 2020, before touring unusual spaces until Saturday 11 April 2020.
The show is being staged by Manchester-based company Box of Tricks who champion playwrights, producing top quality new plays on local and national stages.
Following the success of its last show, Box of Tricks presents the brand new pre-apocalyptic comedy, The Last Quiz Night on Earthl
The Last Quiz Night on Earth is written by Alison Carr, directed by Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder, associate producer is Max Emmerson, with design by Katie Scott.
Playwright Alison Carr received critical acclaim for her plays Caterpillar and Iris, and her play Tuesday has been commissioned for the National Theatre’s 2020 Connections programme.
Alison Carr said: “I wanted to combine the known and the unknown, the safe and the downright terrifying. My vision was to create something that audiences don’t just sit and watch but are part of – but not in a scary way.
“Personally, the thought of audience participation makes me feel sick but a quiz is something we can all do – whether we’re a general knowledge expert or the neatest so we can do the writing.
“The Last Quiz Night on Earth was so much fun to research and write. I have to admit, I know a lot about asteroids now, and the answers to a fair amount of quiz questions! I am so excited to have Box of Tricks bring it to life and to share it with audiences, we can’t wait to tour the play in Spring 2020.”
Director Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder added: “I’m really excited to be working with Alison Carr on her first play for Box of Tricks. Alison is a writer of real talent, crafting plays of depth, wit and real emotional warmth. The Last Quiz Night on Earth is a unique piece – a pre-apocalyptic comedy bringing people together through the power of trivia for a great night out.
“Following our success touring Chip Shop Chips to the heart of communities, I’m really looking forward to revisiting some wonderful places and spaces as well as discovering new locations with this play.”