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The Final Hours Hour

Ben Volchok presents

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

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: Thebby Baby - Upstairs

166 South Rd, Torrensville

Corner of South Rd and Henley Beach Rd (next to Thebarton Theatre)

HST will be offering a free shuttle bus service between Holden Street Theatres and Thebby Baby for patrons who are attending shows in our new venue. Thebby Baby is approximately 5 minutes from Holden Street and there is parking via Danby Street for patrons who wish to drive to the venue.

Please complete the following form if you require a seat on the shuttle bus:


Please note: on the following performance dates, street parking will be restricted and therefore we recommend arriving early for best parking opportunities:

- 6 March

- 11 March

- 12 March

HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all during the 2020 Adelaide Fringe. Unfortunately, Thebby Baby - Upstairs does not have accessible seating. Please contact staff if you wish to see The Final Hours Hour and you require accessible seating.

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