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.