The year is 2043 and the world has ended. Ten billion humans have disappeared … except for one. Sprout. The last boy on Earth.

Brendan Hogan, winner of the 2018 and 2019 Martin Lysicrates Prize, brings us a funny, gutsy – and surprisingly hopeful- post-apocalyptic adventure about sustainability, humanity, and the future of our planet.

This show is an absolute delight for young people and their families. Recommended for humans and aliens ages 9 human years and up.

“So well written, funny for adults and kids. Sprout and all the young actors did a great job and the music throughout worked so well. A must see show for all ages.”
- Audience response

  • post-apocolyptic comedy
  • 80
  • 3 total
  • 1 female identifying, 2 male identifying
  • 12 to 16
  • all ages, children, teen
  • Australian Script Centre


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Male | Teen | 3 to 5 minutes
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EXTRACT: This, this is called a book. They used to have lots of them before the Wreckoning, but during the fire and fury only one of them survived. (Creepily:)The Bad Book. A permanent reminder detailing all the sick and hideous things humans did before Judgement Day, and which should never be repeated or thou shall go blind and die. Page nineteen. The girl who loved herselfie too much. Once upon a time, before the Wreckoning, there lived a young girl called Kim Kardashian. Kim wanted nothing more than to be beautiful and famous.


The Last Boy On Earth is a play about sustainability, consumerism, needs, wants and the future of our planet. Developed with the financial assistance of Creative Victoria, it explores the environmental challenges of our time in funny, clever and often confronting ways. ​

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