Forty days below the decks of a ship in relentless storms. Squalid conditions, a cargo of animals, and the man in charge claims he is acting on God's orders. Written for an ensemble cast, Not the End of the World tells the exhilarating and gripping story of the world's first natural disaster, and the making of the world's first Middle Eastern religious fanatic.
Geraldine McCughrean's novel Not the End of the World was a winner of the Whitbread Award 2004. This stage adaptation by Simon Reade opened at the Bristol Old Vic in March 2007.