The Final Hours Hour

Ben Volchok presents

A man standing in a tunnel dressed in black with headphones and an old recording device.

Adelaide Fringe 2020 Praise

★★★★★ "The play’s construct is beautifully simple and brilliant. " - The Barefoot Review

"Volchok brings a dark, reflective piece of theatre that is a blend of comedy and chaos."- InDaily

The world is over, but the show must go on...

What is the point of art in a dying world? What makes life worth living? Can a human being subsist on nothing but onions? Find out in The Final Hours Hour, a solo comedy play about loneliness, apocalypse and the things we do to counteract them both. Also: onions.

The Final Hours Hour is set after the end of the world, where one lone soul in a bunker broadcasts a radio show to anyone who might be listening across the very dead air. The show toes the line between comedy and theatre, between expectations and reality. There’s jokes, drama, onions, multiple tape recorders, and… have I mentioned onions?

Let’s face it: the world is slowly disintegrating before our eyes. We’re all (well, I am anyway) terrified, but hopeful. This show channels that fear into a dark, silly piece of theatre that is both a cry for help and a declaration of acceptance.

Written and performed by Ben Volchok.

Cast & Crew
Ben Volchok -
Writer & Actor
Sandy Whittem - Director

Ben Volchok

Ben Volchok is a Melbourne-based writer and comedian. He has created and performed in numerous shows in the Melbourne Fringe Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival, as well as for radio and podcasting. His work has also been published in Melbourne magazines such as Funny Ha Ha and Going Down Swinging. His short film The Elderly Macdonald was screened as part of the inaugural Melbourne Paracinema Festival in 2018. He is a past winner of The University of Melbourne's Campus Comedy Competition, alongside such established artists as Hamish Blake, Ronny Chieng, and Sammy J. The Final Hours Hour is Ben's seventh full-length solo show.

The Final Hours Hour

A man standing in a tunnel dressed in black with headphones and an old recording device.


Genre: Theatre/Comedy

Origin: VIC

Rating: PG

Duration: 60 mins

Season: 2020

Dates: 3 - 15 Mar


3 -7 Mar 6:45pm

10 - 15 Mar 6:45pm


GA: $28.00

Concession: $24.00

Child: $15.00

Group (6+): $20.00

Family (4): $88.00

Preview: $15.00

Cheap Tuesday: $18.00

Fringe Member: $21.75

BankSA Customer: $21.75

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: Ruby Room

34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh

HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all during the 2020 Adelaide Fringe. Accessible seating is available in the Ruby Room.

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