Performer Sean Connor is sitting on a bench and looking at performer Billy Mack who is kneeling on the ground, hugging himself and looking straight ahead.

Until It’s Gone

By: Alison Carr

Performer Sean Connor is sitting on a bench. Performer Billy Mack is standing next to him waving a blue leaflet at him.
Image by Tommy Ga-Ken Wan

By: Alison Carr

Directed by: Caitlin Skinner

Co-presented by: A Play, A Pie and A Pint and Traverse Theatre

In association with: Stellar Quines

Until It’s Gone is a new dark comic drama that explores what a world without women means for the men left behind.

In a future however many years from now where women are extinct, two men meet on a park bench. The younger has brought two Kia-Oras to share, but the older doesn’t want to know.

They’ve a Government-issued pamphlet with bullet points to follow, but with step one ‘turn up’ proving a challenge, things don’t seem promising.

"full of humour and humanity... The writing is understated, measured and beautiful"

by Joyce McMillan - The Scotsman

"Carr skilfully mines this slightly surreal sci-fi spin for real emotion, aided by two terrific performances"

by Fergus Morgan - The Stage

"confident performances and acerbic, locally attuned writing"

by Eddie Harrison - The List

"Elegantly scripted and subtly directed"

by Kenneth Scott - Edinburgh Guide


  • Sean Connor

  • Billy Mack

Creative Team

  • Alison Carr


  • Caitlin Skinner


Images from Until It’s Gone rehearsal and performance by Tommy Ga-Ken Wan

Tour History


  • Until It's Gone cast announcement

    Press release 02.02.2023


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