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A PLAY ABOUT SPACE



Written & directed by by Uther Dean
presented by my accomplice

[1 hr]

at BATS Theatre (Out Of Site), Cnr Cuba & Dixon, Wellington
From 16 Feb 2013 to 20 Feb 2013

Globe Theatre, Palmerston North
From 20 Mar 2013 to 23 Mar 2013

BATS Out Of Site - return season, Wellington
From 2 Jul 2013 to 6 Jul 2013



Reviewed by:  Helen SimsJonathan W. MarshallJohn SmytheLaurie Atkinson (The Dominion Post);

BATS AND THE BASEMENT ARE GOING TO GO SUPERNOVA 

The Distant Future. The Human/Zorgon Alliance's Interstellar War is winding down after many long space years. A retired bounty hunter cruises the outer systems. She's running from something. War is very good at bringing people out of retirement. As many figures from the past come out of the wood-work and her living cargo proves itself much more precious than first presumed, all this bounty hunter and her friends can do is run as far as they can.

But can you ever really out run your past? Especially in space, where even breathing is hard.

A Play About Space is the latest work from the acclaimed Wellington-based theatre company my accomplice that brought you the critically acclaimed DOORS. WALLS. AND ALSO SILENCE., think of all the fun you'll find in the rubber room and A Play About Love. They are Chapman Tripp award winning actor Paul Waggott, award winning writer Uther Dean, and acclaimed actor/producer Hannah Banks.

A Play About Space is every sci-fi film you've loved when you were ten. It's every sci-fi film you've loved today. And with their signature stripped-back theatrical aesthetic my accomplice will be accomplishing all that scale, grandeur and spectacle with a room full of desk-lamps. Delightfully and magically theatrical as well as being fun, funny and intense, A Play About Space is going to be one of the most pants-tightening extreme theatre productions you will see all year. We promise.

“my accomplice stands out from the pack of young Wellington theatre companies for the originality and intelligence of its theatre. my accomplice has created some of the most striking productions over the last twelve months and the imagination of the core collaborators explodes out of the stage with fresh energy.” – David O'Donnell, Director and Professor at Victoria University.

Wellington Fringe runs from 15 February to 9 March 2013. For more Wellington Fringe information go to www.fringe.co.nz

A PLAY ABOUT SPACE plays:
16th – 20th February 2013, 8pm
Duration: 60 mins
Venue: BATS Theatre
Tickets: $18|$14|$12
Bookings: www.bats.co.nz

Dunedin Fringe 2013 

The Globe Theatre 
March 20, 21, 22, 23; 9:00pm 

RETURN SEASON
BATS out of site
Tuesday 2nd July to Saturday 6th July 2013



Hannah Banks:  Captain Florencia Dreggs  
Alex Greig:  Joy
Paul Waggott:  Warner Hornshaw
Production Manager / Stage Manager / Performer:  Nicole Harvey

Fight choreography: Ricky Dey  
Design: Meg Rollandi;
Producer: Hannah Banks