Theatre503 presents

In Event Of Moone Disaster

WINNER OF THE 2016 THEATRE503 PLAYWRITING AWARD

World Premiere

Written by Andrew Thompson
Directed by Lisa Spirling
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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.

TAILORED PERFORMANCES

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 boxoffice@theatre503.com if you require further access information.

Andrew Thompson

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.

Dates

Wednesday 4 October Wed 4 Oct 19:45 Book Now
Thursday 5 October Thu 5 Oct 19:45 Book Now
Friday 6 October Fri 6 Oct 19:45 Book Now
Saturday 7 October Sat 7 Oct 19:45 Book Now
Monday 9 October Mon 9 Oct 19:45 Sold Out
Tuesday 10 October Tue 10 Oct 19:45 Book Now
Wednesday 11 October Wed 11 Oct 19:45 Book Now
Thursday 12 October Thu 12 Oct 19:45 Sold Out
Friday 13 October Fri 13 Oct 19:45 Book Now
Saturday 14 October Sat 14 Oct 15:00 Book Now
Saturday 14 October Sat 14 Oct 19:45 Book Now
Tuesday 17 October Tue 17 Oct 19:45 Book Now
Wednesday 18 October Wed 18 Oct 12:00 Book Now
Wednesday 18 October Wed 18 Oct 19:45 Book Now
Thursday 19 October Thu 19 Oct 19:45 Book Now
Friday 20 October Fri 20 Oct 19:45 Book Now
Saturday 21 October Sat 21 Oct 15:00 Book Now
Saturday 21 October Sat 21 Oct 19:45 Book Now
Tuesday 24 October Tue 24 Oct 19:45 Book Now
Wednesday 25 October Wed 25 Oct 15:00 Book Now
Wednesday 25 October Wed 25 Oct 19:45 Book Now
Thursday 26 October Thu 26 Oct 19:45 Book Now
Friday 27 October Fri 27 Oct 19:45 Book Now
Saturday 28 October Sat 28 Oct 15:00 Book Now
Saturday 28 October Sat 28 Oct 19:45 Book Now
Artistic Team
Writer
Andrew Thompson
Director
Lisa Spirling
Designer
Sarah Beaton
Sound Designer
Richard Hammarton
Movement Director
Chi-San Howard
Production Manager
Gareth Howells
Lighting Designer
Ben Jacobs
Video Designer
Philippine Laureau
Casting Director
Annelie Powell
Assistant Director
Moses Ssebandeke
Stage Manager
Annette Waldie
Cast
Sylvia Moone
Rosie Wyatt
Neil Moone
Will Norris
The Doctor/Lieutenant/William Safire
Dar Dash
Dennis
Thomas Pickles
Julie Moone
Alicya Eyo
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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