Certain Death and Other Considerations

Theatre (dark comedy, devised)

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The world will end in exactly 80 years – just enough time to have a baby! This devised dark comedy follows two couples (and a surrogate) as they prepare to welcome new life into a dying world. With doomsday just outside of their natural lifespan, certain death is close enough to inform every decision, but far enough away to ignore in a pinch.

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  • Accessible entry: Through main door and down a short corridor.
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Alex 96 days ago

Interesting concept with good performances from all cast members. Good use of a small performance space. Well paced with good flow from both a storytelling perspective and emotional trajectory.

Yannick Lemke 98 days ago

Well-written and brilliantly acted; an incredibly thought-provoking play on a subject matter that warrants a lot more consideration than one might initially expect. For the whole runtime, Nine Twenty manage to uphold an intensity that just grips you and sucks you into the story. Highly recommended!

Olivia Baker 100 days ago

Easily in the top of Fringe plays I have seen this year! The play brings to life mundane conversations, arguments, and situations in such captivating manners and leaves you truly wishing for more. The cast’s chemistry and confidence shines throughout and with subtle humour, Certain Death depicts the reality of living with the climate crisis at hand. Highly recommend and wishing the team all the best!!

Hoyoung IM 103 days ago

Well written, well performed and well staged. Casually, yet profoundly interpreted about the existential question. I highly recommend this piece, and wish many audience won't miss the chance to watch this piece.

Nilanthi Sangarabalan 103 days ago

A brilliant concept, exploring the idea of what decisions we would make if we knew there were only 80 years left of the world existing. This play jumps around in time, allowing the audience the chance to piece together a story by connecting the dots. I particularly felt that the cast had a great sense of chemistry, really selling in the idea of ones who were friends and lovers. A great piece to come out from this group and I hope they return to the Fringe!

Oscar Rhodes 104 days ago

Absolutely loved this play. The performers have great chemistry and have an excellent concept to work with. The fact that this show looks at only the first few years of the last 80 years means that it leaves you wanting more, and gives it HUGE sequel potential, and if this does happen I will 100% be back to Fringe to see it.

Stephen Leach 111 days ago

One of the best plays I've seen in a while. Just adore the concept, and it's developed brilliantly by the play's cast of five, who interact in tight scenes jumbled across the first few years of the 8 decades left to them. The giant timer hanging above the action is omnipresent yet never directly referred to, and this feels oppressive and incredibly tense as the scenes play out, ticking back and forth to show precisely how many years, months, and days are left. It's such a fascinating conundrum: if you knew, without question, that there's a time limit on our world's existence, how would you spend the time you had left?

What makes the personal element of this work so well is how on-the-surface mundane all of the play's action is: it's the same sort of scenarios and issues we're dealing with today or at any other time (and that other plays have covered). Except that here the added undercurrent of impending doom laces every interaction and every moment with moments of urgency and sadness. Every moment is meaningful and every line is delivered with a real weight behind it because we're so forcibly aware of what the stakes are here - even though there's still a lifetime to come yet before that happens.

CHRIS D'SILVA 112 days ago

This is an incredible play. One of the only pieces that really captures this exact moment, and depicts the sort of climate anxiety that so many of us are feeling today. Its portrayal is incredibly moving, yet it maintains a healthy sense of humor throughout. Please go see it if you ever think about the world ending.

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The Stage (3/5 stars) 104 days ago

Lovely, unfussy tone

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The Nerd Party (4/5 stars) 108 days ago

Don't let your time run out by missing this show.

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