A Little History of the World
“Impossible not to enjoy… take your teenagers.”
“... a perfect summer holiday family treat”
“A highly enjoyable production that deserves a longer run and perhaps a London transfer. Highly recommended.”
Written by Toby Hulse
Based on the work by E.H. Gombrich
As translated into English by Caroline Mustill
Directed by Paul Stacey
Produced with The Watermill Theatre
This world premiere adaptation based on the international bestseller takes us on a light-hearted, whistle-stop tour through the centuries from the big bang to the present day. Meet colourful, historical figures, take to the great battlefields, marvel at fabulous works of art and ground-breaking scientific discoveries. Join us on a fun-filled trip through time and discover the extraordinary achievements of mankind and its frailties.
At 26, Ernst Gombrich, a brilliant but unemployed academic, is invited to write an entire history of the world. In just six weeks! The book he writes is an instant success, becomes an international bestseller and is published in 25 languages. Join him, Ilse and Otto as they lead you with infectious enthusiasm through the fascinating, entertaining and heart-warming history of the world.
Jess Mabel Jones