Northern Stage in association with Soho Theatre present

Oh, The Humanity

  • By Will Eno
  • Wed 12 Sept to Sat 13 Oct (Not Sundays), 3pm (sat only) & 7.30pm
  • £10: 12-15 Sep; £15: 17-29 Sep; £20: 1-13 Oct

‘Erica Whyman’s brilliantly acted production is pitch perfect.’ ★★★★ Guardian

‘Beautifully judged, splendidly acted.’
★★★★ Times

Image by Topher McGrillis

‘Exquisitely deadpan … gratifyingly bold.’ ★★★★ Time Out

‘Insightful writing and astonishingly sensitive acting.’ ★★★★★ A Younger Theatre

‘Wonderfully wry and genuinely poetic.’
TOP 5 SHOWS TO TRANSFER FROM THE FRINGE Time Out

Oh, The Humanity and other good intentions

Fresh from a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe come five short plays about being alive, from the critically acclaimed writer of Thom Pain (based on nothing).

We’d like you to meet a bunch of people with something on their mind. There’s a coach with an awkward confession to make and a spokeswoman who doesn’t know what to say. This man and that woman want to fall in love, but they’re not quite sure how. Oh, and these people want to take your picture, so just act natural, ok?

Witty, charming and playful, Oh, The Humanity exposes the terrible hope and hilarious uncertainty of our lives, through the eyes of one of New York’s hottest playwrights.

Read Will Eno’s recent interview with theatre blog Exeunt

Written by Will Eno
Directed by Erica Whyman
Designed by Andrew Stephenson
Lighting Design by Kevin Tweedy
Composition by Leif Jordansson

Cast: Tony Bell, Lucy Ellinson and John Kirk

‘Erica Whyman’s brilliantly acted production is pitch-perfect’
Guardian on Oh, The Humanity

‘Lethally funny.’ Telegraph on Erica Whyman’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

‘Stingingly funny and really rather beautiful’ Guardian on The Flu Season by Will Eno

‘Not to be missed’ Telegraph on Northern Stage’s Oh What A Lovely War

‘Insightful writing and astonishingly sensitive acting.’ ★★★★★ A Younger Theatre

‘Wonderfully wry and genuinely poetic.’
TOP 5 SHOWS TO TRANSFER FROM THE FRINGE
Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out