According to legend we are heading towards impending doom on 21.12.2012 as Nibiru, a supposed planet discovered by the Sumerians, is set to collide with Earth, causing the end of the world as we know it. No need to worry about Christmas presents then? However, before you go throwing out your Christmas turkey, scholars have rubbished this claim, and a good job too, as Optimist Creations and Cherry Picked Pictures introduce their hilarious new apocalyptic comedy ‘Top Story’at The Old Vic Tunnels this coming January .
A meteor the size of LA is about to hit LA, ironically. In London, two friends, Gus and Talfryn, spend their last seven days avoiding the outside world (especially girlfriends!), reinventing the rules of chess, watching Chrissie Craven, the Sexiest Woman on Earth, reporting the news, and fantasising about saving the world... all without leaving their sofa.
In this darkly hilarious and poignant new comedy from Sebastian Michael, whose work has attracted praise from the likes of Stephen Fry - "So delicate, casually cruel, wickedly funny and wildly alluring" - Michael imagines The End of the World, not as a disaster movie but as experienced by two young men from the comfort of their living room. Getting ready, as best they can, to die together, the enormity of what's about to happen completely overwhelms them, but it also brings out in them a massive burst of creative energy, and so, as the story to top all stories unfolds, they inadvertently become its co-authors, while in a dimension far beyond their imagination, their soul-mates-in-spirit are having something of an unexpected ball...
‘Godot meets Rosencrantz & Guildenstern for the Facebook Generation’ at The Old Vic Tunnels 5th January - 2nd February 2013 at 7:45pm