Page extent: 88
ISBN: 9781783190348
Binding: PaperBack

Leaving Planet Earth

Lewis Hetherington, Catrin Evans

PaperBack (08 May 2012)
£9.99

 

Old Earth has nothing left for us, and so it is time for a new beginning. Cross galaxies, traverse light years and find yourself in a world where you can be the centre of your own universe. Welcome to New Earth. Never look back. Vela, the revered and celebrated architect of this new society, has recently been avoiding her public duties in favour of visiting the Old Earth Museum and the company of its Security Guard. As the final migrants arrive, she is becoming increasingly obsessed by her memories, and questions are growing about her sanity.

Leaving Planet Earth is a site-responsive promenade production on anepic scale. Tracing the story of humanity’s first migration into space, it asks fundamental questions about our connection to this planet. Should we leave this world, and if so, who will endure and at what cost?

Additional Information

ISBN13 9781783190348
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 88

Reviews

‘A haunting sci-fi epic that purports to take us on a journey from our own, ravaged planet to the paradisiacal colony of New Earth’ Time Out 

‘Part of the beauty of Catrin Evans's and Lewis Hetherington's production is the way it suggests how little we learn from our past behaviour’ Guardian

‘The audience of Leaving Planet Earth…have left behind an environmentally exhausted planet, bringing with them a hope for the future as well as fond memories of the old place’ Theatre Scotland

Leaving Planet Earth is a wonderful concept that is meticulously executed’ The Stage

‘Edinburgh-based theatre company Grid Iron takes technology into the far future, imagining a time when we have abandoned Old Earth and arrived on a new planet where we can be the centre of our own universe’ Edinburgh Reporter

‘Tracing the story of humanity’s first migration into space, it asks fundamental questions about our connection to this planet’ Edinburgh International Festival

‘A futuristic study of the sort of social control that is becoming endemic in the world right now’ Herald Scotland