Following runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Camden Fringe, Heloise Werner’s Scenes from the End arrives at the Tristan Bates Theatre from the 6th to the 10th December. 


Performed by Heloise Werner and written by Jonathan Woolgar, Scenes from the End is a new play with music and short opera which explores the themes of grief and death.

At times reserved and reflective, at times comically direct, it is a tour de force showcase for soprano Heloïse Werner. Using a colourful array of vocal and performative means, composer Jonathan Woolgar and director Emily Burns imagine historic, comic and tragic pictures of “the end”, from the heat death of the universe through to the demise of humanity and finally the end of an individual life. How might we grieve for them?

Heloise Werner is a performer who is fascinated by the idea of music as drama and music for the stage, constantly experimenting with different genres and techniques.

The production is directed by Emily Burns, who has this year been working at The Opera North assisting with their award winning productions of Das Rheingold and Siegfried and will return this winter for their production of Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden, directed by John Fulljames.

Scenes from the End will be performed at the Tristan Bates Theatre from the 6th to the 10th December. For more information and to book tickets visit: