Another Place

Theatre Royal Plymouth

A Theatre Royal Plymouth Production

Another Place

by DC Moore

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When Earth is the loneliest planet, where else is there to go?

Paul is a specialist in cognitive behaviour, tasked with designing a 20-year mission to Mars. Daniel is a husband and new father struggling with the reality of marriage and the monotony of everyday life. Natalia is a twin sister, disillusioned by the world’s obsession with space travel and sorry that she didn’t say goodbye. And Amy asks a lot of questions…

Following his critically acclaimed The Empire at The Royal Court (a Theatre Royal Plymouth co-production), and The Swan at The National Theatre, DC Moore’s Another Place is a compelling play about our obsession to uncover the secrets of space, and the tragedy of what we leave behind. Full of dark humour, razor-sharp wit and intricately portrayed characters, this is a gripping play about what it means to be human.

Produced by Theatre Royal Plymouth, Another Place follows our previous recent success with MADMAN, Solid Air and Forever House.

Post Show Q&A: Weds 12 & 19 Nov

Age guideline: 16+

Running time: 1 hour and 10 minutes

Pricing & Concessions

Full price:
£14.70

All concessions:
£10.70

Please note: Prices include a 70p per ticket booking fee. Concessions exclude price band E in The Lyric.

Reviews

Engrossing and spikily stylish

4
The Times

A bleakly poetic new play by DC Moore with shades of science fiction

The Stage

The dialogue zings with humour, intelligence and subtle subtext

Total blackouts, and scene-change sound that vibrates the rib cage, add to the sense of another place as if we too, had been transported into alien territory

The Herald

Biogs

Cast

Daniel / Andrei: Robert Lonsdale
Paul: Rob Heaps
Natalia / Nina: Anna Elijasz
Amy: Leah Brotherhead

Creative Team

Director: Jo McInnes
Set and Costume Designer:
Garance Marneur
Lighting & Projection Designer:
Chahine Yavroyan
Sound Designer: Gregory Clarke
Casting Director: Lotte Hines
Assistant Director: Phil Bartlett

Leah Brotherhead

Theatre includes: Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (RSC/Aldwych, West End); Pride and Prejudice (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Doctor Faustus (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Glasgow Citizens); People Like Us (Pleasance); Euphoria (Ensemble 52); DNA (Hull Truck/UK tour); Kitchen Sink (Bush Theatre); Sum Zero (Lyric Studio); Time Warner Ignite Two and Four (Waterloo East) and The 24 Hour Plays: Old Vic New Voices (Old Vic).
Television includes: Vera and Doctors.
Film includes: Jess//Jim.
Radio includes: The Archers, I, Claudius, The Big Sleep, Danton’s Death, The Far Pavilions, An Incident at the Border, Showboat, Pilgrim, Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Miss Mackenzie.
Leah is a BBC Carleton Hobbs Award Winner and played numerous roles on the BBC Radio Repertory company.

Anna Elijasz

Theatre includes: As You Like It (Transport Theatre, UK and Luxembourg, dir. Douglas Rintoul); Tu I Teraz (HampsteadTheatre/Peter Wolff/Mercury Colchester, dir. Sam Potter); Invisible (Transport Theatre, UK and European tour, dir. Douglas Rintoul).
Television includes: The Cut (Channel 4).
Film includes: Hello Carter (Goldcrest Films, dir. Anthony Wilcox).
Theatre while training includes: Summerfolk (dir. Owen Lewis); The Astonished Heart (dir. Wyn Jones); Mattie in Don Juan in Soho (dir. Christian Burgess).

Rob Heaps

Theatre includes: Pioneer (Curious Directive/Norwich Theatre); King Lear (Chichester Festival Theatre/ BAM); Pride and Prejudice (Regents Park Open Air Theatre); South Downs/The Browning Version (Harold Pinter Theatre); Missing (Tristan Bates Theatre); The Changeling (Southwark Playhouse); The Browning Version (Chichester Minerva Theatre); Wittgenstein (Riverside Studios); Ivan the Terrible (London Symphony Orchestra); Unrestless (Old Vic Tunnels); Dexterity (Coalition at Theatre503); Much Ado About Nothing (Neuss Globe Theatre); The Notebook of Trigorin (Finborough Theatre); Warm (Vinterlys Festival at Nordland Theatre); Elder Latimer is in Love (Arcola Theatre); Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat: The Odyssey (National Theatre); Dracula (Black and White Rainbow); Mozart and Salieri (Brickhouse Theatre).
Television includes: Gothic: A Dark and Stormy Night, Life in Squares, What Remains, Law and Order UK.
Film includes: Why Are You Here, Bright Star (dir. Jane Campion).
Radio includes: Napoleon Rising, Life Begins in Crawley, Skin, Cruickshank on New Zealand.

Robert Lonsdale

Theatre includes: From Here to Eternity (Shaftesbury Theatre); Open Court – Piigs (Royal Court/Reading); Brilliant Adventures (Manchester Royal Exchange); A Life (Finborough); Ann Christie (Donmar Warehouse); La Bête (West End/Broadway); The Indian Wants the Bronx (Young Vic).
Television includes: The Interceptor, Silent Witness: a Passionate Woman (BBC); Heart Beat, Coronation Street (ITV); Decisions (Channel 4).
Film includes: The Glass House (Liberty Studios).
Radio includes: various productions for BBC Radio including All Quiet on the Western Front, Henry VIII and Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

D C Moore

D C Moore’s plays include: Alaska (Royal Court); The Empire (Royal Court/Theatre Royal Plymouth); Honest (Royal and Derngate, Northampton/Edinburgh Festival/ Soho Theatre); Town (Royal and Derngate); The Swan (as part of Double Feature, National Theatre/Paintframe) and Straight (Sheffield Theatres/Bush Theatre).

Jo McInnes

Recent directing work include: I Can Hear You and This is Not an Exit (Midsummer Mischief Season, RSC, Stratford/Royal Court Theatre, 2014); Carpe Diem (New Views/National Theatre, 2013); Vera, Vera, Vera (Royal Court, 2012); Red Bud (Royal Court Theatre, 2010); Marine Parade (Animalink/Brighton Festival, 2010); and Christmas (Brighton/Bush Theatre, 2004); Tape (NYT Brighton, 2004).
Previously, Jo held the position of Artistic Director of New Writing South and directed workshops and rehearsed readings of new work for, among others, the Royal Court Theatre, The Old Vic and Hampstead Theatre. Jo is currently Co-Artistic Director of Mob Culture, a new company established to support and develop new artists. She has also directed the films Pornography (Coming Up, Channel 4) and The Verdict (BBC2).

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