The Last Quiz Night on Earth

“The end of the world quiz waits for no man, literally. Onwards ever onwards to our fiery decline. Round Three …”

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“crackles with brilliant comedy and pulls you up sharp with its punchy dramatic revelations.” ★★★★★ The Reviews Hub (2022)

“a well-told story exploring love, change and regret … an excellent night out” – I Love Manchester (2022)

“spreads joy, laughter, and positivity” ★★★★ – West End Best Friend (2022)

“Sometimes funny, sometimes heart-wrenching … two hours of perfect entertainment” – The Leader (2022)

“a brilliantly different take on something that is all too familiar for so many of us – the pub quiz … It is testament to all involved that it felt seamless between script and reaction, a real sense of ‘we’re in this together’” – Theatre 4 Everyone (2022)

“made all the more real by the earthy quality of Carr’s dialogue; essentially, it’s so well-honed that you almost forget you’re watching a play … an excellent blend of humour, pathos and quiz-mastery … a gem.” ★★★★ Quays Life (2020)

“a joy to experience” ★★★★ – North West End (2020)

“It’s incredibly cohesive, with the story, quiz, and audience interaction blending together with deceptive ease … Carr’s full-of-life script serves up some gentle home truths alongside the humour … defiantly feel-good” – Circles & Stalls (2020)

“a fun, innovative slice of theatre, packed full of comedic set pieces, great one liners and a pinch of high drama.” ★★★★ Opening Night (2020)

“The acting, the writing, how they interacted with the audience, everything worked. It was funny and surprisingly moving” – Guardian readers’ favourite theatre of 2020

It’s the end of the world. The last night on earth. An asteroid is heading straight for us. Fancy going out with a bang?

It’s the final countdown. Landlady Kathy invites you to the last quiz night on earth with Quizmaster Rav. He’s the host with the most. But with time ticking, some unexpected guests turn up out of the blue. Bobby wants to settle old scores and Fran wants one last shot at love. Expect the unexpected right until the bitter end.

Box of Tricks is back with a bang in your local with Alison Carr’s explosive pre-apocalyptic comedy THE LAST QUIZ NIGHT ON EARTH. So grab a drink and join us for a night you won’t forget with plenty of drama. Let’s get quizzical, quizzical!

THE LAST QUIZ NIGHT ON EARTH is published by Nick Hern Books. If your company or group are interested in performing the play, please email

Fran’s monologue‘ from Last Quiz Night is included in Contemporary Monologues for Women Volume 2 available from Nick Hern Books

Above photographs from the 2020 tour by Alex Mead, Decoy Media