Apollo 13: The Dark Side of the Moon

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Apollo 13: The Dark Side of the Moon

APOLLO 13: THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

a new online play by Torben Betts
 
Online until Thur 31 Dec 2020
 

TOP PICK: New York Times, The Times, Daily Express

‘Strong acting across the board and mesmerising, at times out-of-this-world, visuals’ ★★★★ The Telegraph

‘Gripping… A mastery of slow-burn tension’ ★★★★ The Guardian

‘One giant leap for a theatre… it’s a stunning feat.’ ★★★★ Daily Mail

‘A technical marvel… compelling’ ★★★★ The Reviews Hub

‘Brilliantly crafted and thought provoking…  hugely impressive’ ★★★★ Reviews Gate

‘Astonishing… a benchmark for the standard of online theatrical content’ ★★★★ A Younger Theatre

 
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), Geoff Aymer (The Importance of Being Earnest), Philip Franks (Darling Buds of May) and Poppy Roe (Royal Matchmaker) and directed by Alastair Whatley and Charlotte Peters.
  • Running time: 70 mins
  • Available to watch any time, as many times as you like until 31 December.
  • Age guidance: 11+
  • English Subtitles Available

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

Lovell Christopher Harper, Haise Michael Salami, Swigert Tom Chambers, 2020 Lovell Philip Franks, 2020 Haise Geoff Aymer, Researcher Poppy Roe, Capcom Jenna Augen

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Apollo 13: The Dark Side of the Moon - Behind The Scenes
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Behind-the-scenes of APOLLO 13: THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

Apollo 13: The Dark Side of the Moon

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

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