In Event Of Moone Disaster
WINNER OF THE 2016 THEATRE503 PLAYWRITING AWARD
Written by Andrew Thompson
Directed by Lisa Spirling
1969 – Man takes his first steps on the Moon, while Sylvia meets an astronaut at a party. 2055 – Sylvia’s granddaughter is set to become the first person to walk on Mars.
Witness the adventures of three extraordinary women spanning 80 years, against the backdrop of humanity’s journey to the stars.
In Event of Moone Disaster marks the feature length debut of Andrew Thompson. Andrew’s extraordinary play was chosen out of 1629 scripts from 52 countries. The remarkable 503 Literary Team and Readers created a long list of 30, which became a shorlist of 5. A panel comprising Mark Lawson (Chair), Timberlake Wertenbaker, Roy Williams, Charlotte Keatley, Mel Kenyon, David Greig, Henry Hitchings and Lily Williams chose the winner.
With a more relaxed view of Front of House etiquette, these performances are tailored to be sensitive to and celebrating of a diverse range of audiences. House lights are left on, our auditorium door is left open for you to come and go as you please, and technical changes may be made where necessary to the production’s sound and lighting.
18 OCT, 12:00: PARENT & BABY
A chance for mums and dads to break away from the newborn baby routine and do something grown-up; without the need to hire a babysitter! Book an adult ticket and your babe in arms goes free.
21 OCT, 19:45: CAPTIONED
Supported by Arts Council England and with special thanks to StageTEXT, we are proud to announce our first captioned performance at Theatre503 for deaf and hard of hearing audiences.
25 OCT, 15:00: CHILLED
For anyone who finds it difficult to sit and enjoy live performance in a standard theatre environment. Please note that Theatre503 is still, unfortunately, only accessible by stair. Please contact email@example.com if you require further access information.
Born and raised in Sunderland and following a degree in English, Andrew won a DaDA award and trained at Webber Douglas. He has spent the following decade working as an actor for companies including NT and Sheffield Theatres. His early writing has been staged in venues including Live Theatre, The Crucible, The Vaults and at Theatre503's own Rapid Write Response.
CAST ANNOUNCED FOR IN EVENT OF MOONE DISASTER
Posted on 13 September 2017
Casting announced for Andrew Thompson’s debut play, winner of the 2016 Theatre503 Playwriting Award and the first show to be directed by Lisa Spirling since she took over as Artistic Director.
The Stage Award winning ROSIE WYATT stars as Sylvia, previously seen in Blink and Spine at the Soho Theatre, The Cardinal at Southwark Playhouse and Mumburger at Old Red Lion. The cast also includes actor-playwright THOMAS PICKLES (winner of the inaugural Adrian Pagan Playwright Award) and ALICYA EYO best known for playing long running characters Ruby Haswell in Emmerdale and Denny Blood in Bad Girls. WILL NORRIS and DAR DASH round out the cast.
The winner of Theatre503’s international playwriting award, and the first show directed by Lisa Spirling since taking over as Artistic Director – themes of space, time, feminism and sex collide in this astonishing debut play by Andrew Thompson.
Andrew Thompson Wins Theatre503 Playwriting Award 2016
Posted on 2 November 2016
Andrew Thompson has won the 2016 Theatre503 Playwriting Award (The Stage)
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