How It Ended, the debut piece from physical theatre company YOU NEED ME, is a tender and tragic exploration of marriage in an era of uncompromising expectations.
Staged in the round with live music, the company of international actors play with traditional storytelling techniques to explore a true story of cultural alienation and loneliness. The focus shifts from Wales during the Second World War to France in the immediate aftermath of liberation, keeping at its centre the fierce fading of a wartime romance.
A hauntingly intimate story of love in decline.
Nominated for The Stage Awards and the Total Theatre Awards at Edinburgh Fringe 08
‘Vivid, uncommonly sensitive dramatic entertainment…Beautifully realised.’ **** The Times
‘How it Ended is timeless, high class physical theatre that can make one both laugh and cry…There is little like this in London at the moment. Don’t miss out.’
British Theatre Guide
‘A masterclass in poetic, physical storytelling. One of the most exciting pieces of physical theatre on the Fringe.’ The Stage – Top 5 of the Fringe
‘I was moved to laughter and to tears. Poignant and beautifully told. An absolute must-see‘ ***** Three Weeks
‘A gem of a story, beautifully performed. Demonstrates beyond a shadow of a doubt the ability of language to simultaneously unite and alienate‘ ***** Fringe Guru
‘A poignant tale, beautifully played‘ **** British Theatre Guide
‘Simple and soulful, elegant and nuanced, How It Ended is one of the must see shows of this year’s Fringe.’ ***** MetroPresented by YOU NEED ME