It’s the end of the world as we know it – what will you do?

What would you do if you had three weeks to live?

Get very drunk? Have lots of sexual liaisons? Make amends with your family? 

18 Victoria is the story of three siblings struggling to piece together their broken relationship against a very real deadline: a huge meteor, 18 Victoria, is about to crash into earth and no one will survive.

As they struggle to come to terms with their lack of a future, the wreckage of the past endures.

This is no ordinary family. There are some very big secrets. Can they trust each other enough to make amends? 

18 Victoria is billed as an unsettling and shocking play with big adult themes and adult language to match.

It has been adapted by Root & Branch theatre company from a script by American playwright, Cody Daigle-Orians. It is set in the north of England and live music from We Were Strangers will accompany the performances.

Director Julie Root said: “We loved the play as soon as we chanced upon it on a website because it has big themes that lots of people can relate to, like sibling relationships and struggling with the idea of growing up, as well as some very dark revelations.   

“We are thrilled to be performing at 53two again and to be the only company to have performed this play in the UK.”

18 Victoria is on at 53two Theatre, Manchester, 17-20 July as part of the Greater Manchester Fringe.