Apollo 13: The Dark Side of the Moon
Available to watch until 28 Nov 2023 23:59
APOLLO 13: THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
a new online play by Torben Betts
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
‘Exemplary… I was as convinced by the special effects as in any big-budget Hollywood film’ ★★★★ Sunday Express
‘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
- Age guidance: 11+
- English Subtitles Available
- Available worldwide
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
Apollo 13: The Dark Side of the Moon - Behind The Scenes
Behind-the-scenes of APOLLO 13: THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON