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Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation

A new play with a snappy title written by Tim and co-directed by his old allies and collaborators, Karl James and Andy Smith.

Co-commissioned by the National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Court in association with Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts and Teatro do Bairro Alto, where it will tour to in Lisbon.

Jesus didn’t die so we could be reborn, lady, the stars did. The stars

The writer leads his followers towards the end of this world and the start of a new one. The book he’s written predicts it all – the equations, the black hole, all the words we’ll speak till then.

On this last day, at this last hour, a defector finds her voice and returns.

Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation is a new play by Tim Crouch (Adler & GibbThe AuthorAn Oak TreeBeginners). It tells the story of a man who, compensating for his own failure, manipulates a group of people to sit in a place together and believe in something that isn’t true.

The play is presented through the parallel worlds of stage action and illustrated text. Audience and actors turn the pages together. They study the images together. Sometimes – with agreement – they share the words.

Don’t Forget The Driver

Tim has created a six part dark comedy series for BBC2 which will be screen in spring 2019.

Don’t Forget The Driver is set in Tim’s childhood home town, Bognor, and was co-written by Tim and Toby Jones, who stars in the series.

Read the BBC press release.Tim talks to the Bognor Regis Observer.

An Oak tree in Germany

In October/November Tim directed a German language production of An Oak Tree at the Schauspiel Frankfurt.

The play is in repertory there for the foreseeable future.

The Hypnotist is played by Sebastian Reiß – who is amazing.

Beginners

Begiiners 2

Tim’s play Beginners ran at the Unicorn Theatre in Spring 2018.

Beginners bɪˈɡɪnəs / plural noun
1. a person who has just started to do or learn something.
2. a call given to prepare to start a play.

Beginners tells the story of three families trapped in a waterlogged holiday cottage over summer. The children are bored. The adults are down the pub. So far so normal.
An exquisite, funny and moving story that reminds us that the adult we’ll be and the child we were stay with us wherever we go.

Read about it on the Unicorn Theatre website .
Watch the trailer.

Written and directed by Tim Crouch
Designed by Chloe Lamford and Camilla Clarke
Sound design and composition by Nick Powell
Cast: Pandora Colin, Rob Das , Jacqui Dubois, Neil D’Souza, Amalia Vitale.

You can buy a copy of the text here.

Reviews

The Guardian
‘Watching it – and the play within the play that the children stage – we expand our belief in what’s possible and how we can overcome what life throws at us.’ more..

Exeunt
‘This play is complex and nuanced, slippery and sly, frequently hilarious, densely poetic, often bewildering to my children, but pleasingly a challenge to their powers of deduction…’
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Time Out
‘…we realise these are really our hopes and dreams, only fresher and freer. We lean in and we listen.’ more…

The Standard
‘this disappointing work from writer/director Tim Crouch is meandering and unstructured, shedding precious little light on any sort of interpersonal dynamics.’ more…

Sunday Times
read the review…

The Complete Deaths – the card game

Tim worked with Spymonkey and Chris Riddell on this perfect gift for all Shakespearean thanatophiles. You can buy them here, or at all good bookshops.