★★★★★ “There’s not a single moment in the show’s 80-minute running length that lets you look away – the story is urgent, gripping and wonderfully crafted.” North West End
★★★★ "As much an engrossingly strong play as it is a call for action... Possibly the most intensely gripping Ted Talk one may ever see" A Younger Theatre
"April De Angelis's dystopic climate drama is a powerful, urgent polemic" The Guardian
"Atmospheric production... innovative use of video and sound design." WhatsOnStage

A woman stands alone on stage. She has one hour to change our future. One hour to avert a catastrophe. She’ll give everything she has.

April De Angelis’ urgent new play takes on the climate emergency head on using a tapestry of testimonials from environmental activists.

EXTINCT will also be available to watch online from 13-18 Jul. Click here for tickets. 

Offie Award - Video Design


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Runtime: approximately 80 minutes (no interval)
Age Guidance: 14+ contains strong language. This production contains strobe lighting, flashing lights, loud noises and haze.
Content Advisory Notes: view here
Concessions: Available for under 26s
Click here for details about companion/carer tickets

Booking Enquiries and Safety Procedures
In keeping with government guidelines, seating in our auditorium for EXTINCT will be socially distanced and audiences can only attend in groups from the same household or support bubble. Our auditorium has seating banks of 1, 2, 3 and 4, and our booking system will only allow you to purchase all the tickets in a bank of seats. If you cannot find a seating bank of the right size for your selected performance, or you require any help, please contact our Box Office by emailing tickets@stratfordeast.com, using our web chat or calling 020 8534 0310. Please note that capacity may be increased in line with the government's COVID-19 roadmap, if applicable. All bookers will be made aware if the seating capacity or configuration changes.

Please be aware of the safety measures that will be in place for this production, including wearing face coverings, temperature checks, social distancing, and compulsory track & trace for all audience members over the age of 16. You can find out more on our Welcoming Audiences Back page here.

To give bookers maximum flexibility for this production, customers can exchange their ticket without a fee up to 24 hours prior to the event. This is only valid when exchanging to another performance of the same production. If there is a difference in ticket price then you will need to pay the difference.

Please note that our boxes have a slightly restricted view. Seats marked with an ‘i’ on the seating plan have a restricted view. 

Our ticket prices increase as the theatre fills. We always recommend booking early to secure the best seats at the best price.

Starring Kiran Landa

Written by April De Angelis
Director and dramaturg – Kirsty Housley 
Designer – Peter McKintosh
Lighting Designer  – Joshua Pharo
Sound Designer – Melanie Wilson
Video Designer – Nina Dunn 
Assistant Director – Germma Orleans-Thompson
Design Associate – Alice Hallifax
Associate Sound Designer – Tingying Dong
Video Design Associate – Libby Ward
Casting Direcetor – Isabella Odoffin
Casting Assistant – Joanna Sturrock

More Information

Relaxed Environment: Sat 10 Jul, 2.30pm (what's this?)
Captioned: Thu 15 Jul, 8pm
BSL-interpreted: Fri 16 Jul, 8pm 
Audio described: Sat 17 Jul, 2.30pm

Tickets for our access performances cannot currently be booked online. If you have any access requirements, please call the Box Office on 020 8534 0310 or email tickets@stratfordeast.com to book tickets. Click here for details about companion/carer tickets.

Cast & Creative Teams

Starring Kiran Landa

Written by April De Angelis
Director and dramaturg – Kirsty Housley
Designer – Peter McKintosh
Lighting Designer  – Joshua Pharo
Sound Designer – Melanie Wilson
Video Designer – Nina Dunn 
Assistant Director – Germma Orleans-Thompson
Design Associate – Alice Hallifax
Associate Sound Designer – Tingying Dong
Video Design Associate – Libby Ward

Kiran Landa makes her Stratford East debut, with her previous credits including War Horse (National Theatre UK and International Tour), Primetime (Royal Court Theatre), Great Expectations (ETT/Watford Palace Theatre), Arabian Nights (RSC), Dov and Ali (Theatre 503). Her television credits include Ackley Bridge, 4 O’Clock Club, Line of Duty, Hollyoaks, Scott and Bailey, Doctors, Wire in the Blood and her film credits include Jadoo: Kings of Curryand Shoot on Sight.
Kiran Landa

April De Angelis is an acclaimed writer whose extensive theatre work includes The Village (Stratford East), My Brilliant Friend (based on the novels by Elena Ferrant. After ElectraRuneGastronautsJumpy, an adaptation of Wuthering Heights, A Laughing Matter, A Warwickshire Testimony, The Positive Hour, Playhouse Creatures and The Life and Times of Fanny Hill. She’s currently under commission to the National Theatre. De Angelis has also written the libretto for Flight, music by Jonathan Dove, for Glyndebourne Opera and The Silent Twins libretto, which was set to music by Errollyn Wallen. Her work for radio includes an adaptation of Life in the Tomb, a serialisation of Peyton Place,Visitants and The Outlander which won the Writer's Guild Award in 1992. For television her work includes Aristophanes. Upcoming: New musical Gin Craze (with Lucy Rivers) at Theatre Royal Derngate.

Kirsty Housley is a director, writer and dramaturg. Her recent directing credits include The Tao of Glass (The Royal Exchange for Manchester International Festival), I’m A Phoenix, Bitch (Battersea Arts Centre) and Complicite’s The Encounter and A Pacifist’s Guide To The War On Cancer. Her dramaturgical work includes Avalanche: A Love Story (Barbican) and Misty (Bush Theatre and West End). Kirsty was the recipient of the Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award for Cue Deadly, a Live Film Project, and the Title Pending award for innovation at Northern Stage. She jointly received The Stage award for Innovation in 2017 for The Encounter and was nominated again in 2018 for The Believers are but Brothers


Watch the official trailer for EXTINCT

In Conversation: April De Angelis and Clare Farrell

From the Blog

Click the image below to read our Q&A with Lighting Designer, Joshua Pharo.

Joshua Pharo

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