A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky

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A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky is a play collaboratively written by David Eldridge, Robert Holman and Simon Stephens. It premiered at the Lyric Hammersmith on 7 May 2010 and ran until 5 June 2010.


The end of the world is approaching, an apocalypse scheduled for a fortnight's time. As the universe begins to crumble a mother gathers her five sons on their family farm near Middlesbrough,[1] where they prepare to face the unknown. A lifetime's worth of closely guarded secrets begin to unravel and a love once lost may again be found.

Creative team[edit]

Directed by Sean Holmes
Designed by Jon Bausor
Lighting by Adam Silverman
Sound by Nick Manning

Original cast[edit]

Kirsty Bushnell
Nigel Cooke
Lisa Diveney
Harry McEntire
Ann Mitchell
Tanya Moodie
Tom Mothersdale
Pearce Quigley
Andrew Sheridan
Rupert Simonian
Alan Williams


  1. ^ Spencer, Charles (14 May 2010). "A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky at the Lyric, Hammersmith, review". London: Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 18 August 2010.