Apollo 13: The Dark Side of the Moon

Apollo 13: The Dark Side of the Moon


a new online play by Torben Betts
Online: Thur 8 Oct – Thur 31 Dec 2020
Stranded 205,000 miles from Earth in a crippled spacecraft, astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert fight a desperate battle to survive. 
77 hours into their mission they lose all communications with Earth as they pass around the dark side of the Moon. Further from home than mankind has ever been, in total darkness and facing impossible odds of survival the Astronauts confront themselves and each other.
Marking 50 years since the launch of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission, and based, in part, on actual transcripts, this brand-new online play is a captivating re-telling of one of the greatest space stories of all time.
From the creative team behind the critically acclaimed lockdown production of Sebastian Faulks's Birdsong Online and Watching Rosie, Torben Betts’ The Dark Side of The Moon explores the outer limits of faith, hope and the power of the human spirit.
Starring Tom Chambers (Father Brown), Christopher Harper (Coronation Street), Michael Salami (Hollyoaks) with Jenna Augen (Episodes), Philip Franks (Darling Buds of May) and Poppy Roe (Royal Matchmaker) and directed by Alastair Whatley and Charlotte Peters.
Running time: 70 mins
Tickets from £10 with VIP packages available. The earlier you book, the cheaper the ticket price.
£15 “First Stage” discounted tickets before 30 September
£20 “Second Stage” standard price tickets from 1 October
£50 “Lunar Module” tickets available before 25 September and include your name in the credits and a programme
£500 “Mission Control” VIP tickets get a signed copy of the script, an executive producer credit in the credits and a special thank you message from one of the cast.

Writer Torben Betts, Co-Director Alastair Whatley, Co-Director Charlotte Peters, Designer David Woodhead, Editor  Tristan Shepherd, Sound Designer Dominic Bilkey, Composer Sophie Cotton, Casting Director Ellie Collyer-Bristow CDG, Production Manager Felix Dunning, Movement Director Simon Pittman, Costume Supervisor Siobhan Boyd

Radio Partner:

Tom Chambers presents on Mellow Magic, the station from Magic Radio that plays Timeless Relaxing Classics from Frank Sinatra to Barbara Streisand and Billie Holliday and Nina Simone to The Bee Gees. Listen to Tom Chambers every Saturday from 10am – 1pm on Digital Radio across the UK, Smart Speaker, App and at magic.co.uk/mellow

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Apollo 13: The Dark Side of the Moon

Available to watch from 8 Oct 2020 19:30 until 31 Dec 2020 23:59

Pre-order now: £15

First Stage

Booked before 30 September

Pre-order now: £50

Lunar Module

Includes your name in the credits and a programme, available before 25 September.

Pre-order now: £500

Mission Control

VIP ticket - signed copy of the script, an executive producer credit and a special thank you message from one of the cast.