Ghosts of the Near Future

Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe


This is a disappearing act.

A show about extinctions: climatic, cultural, civilisational.

Set in a magic realist vision of the not-too-distant future, Ghosts of the Near Future weaves a kaleidoscopic story about the end of everything and what it means to live one minute to midnight. Colliding music, storytelling, and miniature landscapes, performance duo emma + pj present a parable for the world after the anthropocene.

Supported by New Diorama Theatre and Arts Council England.

Quotes & Reviews


‘An incredible piece that simmers on a familiar feeling. It is moving and perfectly executed.’
Within Her Words on Atlantic

The Company

About emma + pj:

emma + pj is the collaboration between American theatre-maker Emma Clark and British maker PJ Stanley.

They blur the lines between theatre, installation, and live art, creating playful environments that invite us to reimagine how we relate to each other and the wider world. Previous shows include Atlantic at VAULT Festival and Obsession Party for Yardlings at The Yard Theatre.

Creative Team:

Lead Artists: Emma Clark & PJ Stanley
Scenographer: Georgie Hook
Sound Designer: Patch Middleton

Devised by the company with additional support from Jemima Yong & Marie Klimis.


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