Harpenden's High Street Players have their buzzers at the ready for a quiz night at the end of the world.

The group will perform Alison Carr's comedy play The Last Quiz Night on Earth at Katherine Warington School.

Performances take place at 8pm from Thursday, April 25 to Saturday, April 27, with a Saturday matinée at 2.30pm.

Tickets are £10 and are available from www.ticketsource.co.uk, from Manor Pharmacy in Harpenden or by calling 01582 620269.

The play tells the story of the end of the world, with an asteroid heading straight to earth.

Herts Advertiser: The cast of 'The Last Quiz Night on Earth'The cast of 'The Last Quiz Night on Earth' (Image: High Street Players)

There's nothing anyone can do about it except for maybe host a pub quiz, which is exactly what landlady Kathy and her husband Rav are doing.

But, with time ticking, some unexpected guests arrive on the scene, including Bobby - who wants to settle old scores - and Fran, who wants one last shot at love.

Director Lewis Cox explained why the play appealed to him.

He said: "I’ve always had a fascination of how I or any other person would react if presented with the apocalypse - what sorts of things, that we might have long buried away in our minds, would rise to the surface, and force us to act in ways we wouldn’t expect?

"Alison Carr’s play explores how four ordinary people deal with the end of the world - and the decisions made in their lives that they are now forced to confront.

"But first and foremost, I’m a lover of comedy and far from being a downer, the play is very funny - our cast have been in stitches simply rehearsing it.

"Who knew the apocalypse could be so enjoyable?"


The High Street Players are an amateur dramatic group who perform in the spring and autumn at Katherine Warington School, along with an outdoor performance in July.

They rehearse twice a week, and regularly have play readings for fun on Zoom and in person.

During the pandemic the group recorded radio play versions of Lady Windermere's Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.

For more information visit info@hsplayers.org.uk.