Engine Room Process Pop In: Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation


An opportunity for three artist observers to sit in on a rehearsal of the new National Theatre of Scotland production Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation by Tim Crouch ahead of its Edinburgh International Festival premiere.

Please note the show involves audience participation and observers will be asked to read and participate.

DATE: Tuesday 30 July 2019

TIME: 2:00pm – 6:00pm

LOCATION: Rockvilla, 125 Craighall Road, Glasgow, G4 9TL

DEADLINE TO BOOK: Friday 26 July 2019

About the Production

Jesus didn’t die so we could be reborn, lady, the stars did. The writer leads his followers towards the end of this world and the start of a new one. The book he’s written predicts it all – the equations, the black hole, all the words we’ll speak till then. On this last day, at this last hour, a defector finds her voice and returns.

Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation is a new play by Tim Crouch (Adler & Gibb, The Author, An Oak Tree, Beginners). It tells the story of a man who, compensating for his own failure, manipulates a group of people to sit in a place together and believe in something that isn’t true.

The play is presented through the parallel worlds of stage action and illustrated text. Audience and actors turn the pages together. They study the images together. Sometimes – with agreement – they share the words.

You will be invited to read aloud during the performance, so don’t forget your reading glasses.


This event is part of Engine Room: Grounding.



Our Engine Room programme has our Theatre Without Walls ethos at its heart. We bring artists together to develop skills, networks and create new work at the greatest reach of their imaginations and ambitions.

From July to September, Engine Room will focus on resilience, acknowledging our roots, and the things that keep us grounded and centred, as part of Engine Room: Grounding

Written by Tim Crouch. Directed by Karl James and Andy Smith. Illustrated by Rachana Jadhav.

A National Theatre of Scotland production in association with the Royal Court Theatre, Teatro do Bairro Alto, Lisbon and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA).

Running Time:

4 hours

Recommended Age Guide: