At The End Of Everything Else at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel. Photo by Rich Kenworthy.
“At The End of Everything Else” by Make Do and Mend Theatre, while rather appropriately being the last show of this season of Jabberwocky Market, was not the reason for its namesake. A creative and beautiful story of a girl how she copes with life after her mum dies, it uses silhouettes, made by props and a video background to tell the story of the girls journey.
Finding comfort in helping an injured bird, the girl goes on a journey round the world which will change her outlook on life. Will she succeed in finding the bird? You’ll have to see for yourself. Not only does she go to find the bird but also herself and this is what makes the story so gripping.
With great audience participation, getting the audience, including me, to ride a bike in order to power the show, this was a fun show for all the family. Overall, the story is a journey of ups and downs and will keep you interested throughout the show. While you may not be able to go and see the show in Darlington, the show will be on in other venues and I would definitely recommend seeing it.
– Robert Mooney
Performance: Sunday 4 October, 2pm at Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel
Running time: 40 minutes.