They were all in the pub when the explosion happened. Louise wakes up to find herself trapped with Mark, who has saved her life. Mark is always prepared for the worst and has everything he thinks they will need to survive; tinned chilli, Dungeons and Dragons and a knife - now all they need to do is to wait until it's safe to go outside. Can they survive the attack? Can they survive each other?
After The End received its world premiere at The Traverse Theatre in August 2005.
“An arresting display… as the tension escalates, the production does find a tremendous claustrophobic force” – The Guardian
“Terrifying… [with] dark political undertones… a quest for power and status that finds expression in a war-seeking, paranoid racism that is all too recognisable in every western culture.” – The Scotsman
"[a] tense two-hander… Kelly's taut, expletive ridden script is realised skillfully… an absorbing and sharply delivered exploration of human behavior, pushed to extremes” 4 stars – The Independent
“a gripping psychological thriller… A powerful two-hander” 4 stars – Public Reviews
“a disturbingly perceptive, painfully funny play” – British Theatre Guide