• The Be All & End All

Event Details

Fri 04 May - Sat 19 May

Time: 7.30pm, matinees 2pm Thursday & 2.30pm Saturday

Running Time: 2 hours 10 minutes (including 1 interval)

Venue: Main House

Ticket Information: £30.50 - £14.50

Age Recommendations: 14+

Book Tickets


Producer: York Theatre Royal and Mercury Theatre

Writer: Jonathan Lewis

Directed by: Damian Cruden

Starring: Imogen Stubbs and Jonathan Guy Lewis

Set & Costume Design: Natasha Bertram

Lighting Designed by: Richard G Jones

The Be All & End All

A politician’s family is torn apart by the abuse of power in this provocative, contemporary new drama about the hunger for success and fear of failure.

What happens to a family when privilege is abused and trust vanishes... when cheating becomes a code to live by and deception a justified means to an end? They have it all – the perfect family life - the perfect future. Or so it seems.

High achieving, successful, loving parents, they only want the very best for their son. That’s what everyone wants after all... but who’s it really for? When desire allows you to lose sight of what is morally right, when manipulation takes over, the consequences can be devastating.

What is the true price of success?


Wednesday 9th May The Be All and End All – Post Show Party at the ivy

Tickets are £45 and include:

  • Ticket to The Be All and End All Press / VIP Night on Wednesday 09 May at 7.30pm
  • Personalised booking service to ensure you the best seats in the house
  • Complimentary programme
  • Post-show party with the cast at The Ivy, St Helen’s Square York
  • The Ivy Royale cocktail and canapés on arrival

Included in the package is a £12 donation towards York Theatre Royal’s fundraising. This donation is eligible for Gift Aid.

All funds raised will help York Theatre Royal continues to deliver its mission to inspire and cultivate the potential of young people in our community through the creative arts.

To purchase this exclusive package, either contact Box Office on 01904 623568 or call Fundraising to book your seats on 01904 715460.

Audio Described: Thursday 17 May, 7:30pm & Saturday 19 May 2:30pm

BSL: Friday 11 May, 7:30pm

Captioned: Saturday 19 May, 2:30pm

Relaxed Performance: Thursday 17 May, 2pm