It’s 2029. The first human mission to Mars disappeared without a trace. A reclusive Indian billionaire has funded Ghara I, a new attempt to achieve this dream.
In Siberia, two Russian brothers reconnect by driving a Lada Sputnik 1.3 in search of the birth of space travel. At the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, Maartje holds onto a secret about her sister. On Mars, Imke and Oskar, a young Dutch couple, are mysteriously separated.
Winners of a Scotsman Fringe First Award 2014, curious directive (After the Rainfall, Kindness of Strangers) return to The Drum with a multimedia sci-fi thriller, a poignant tale of the first human mission to Mars. Pioneer shuttles you from the Garden of Eden to mission control and onto the surface of the red planet.
Running Time: approximately 1 hour 20 minutes
Recommended for everyone aged 14+
All Concessions: £10.70
Post Show Q&A: Free post-show discussion with Professor Tim Naylor, University of Exeter, Friday 22nd March
A curious directive, Norfolk and Norwich Festival and Watford Palace Theatre co-production. Made in collaboration with Astrobiologist Dr. Lewis Dartnell (UCL). Tour supported by ACE and the Junction, Cambridge.
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The writing is beautiful – complex, without being obtuse, clear, and best of all, funny.
‘[An] impressively expansive new look at space exploration and human progress’
With genuinely awe-inspiring production values, curious directive deliver a devised sci-fi thriller with ambition on a cinematic scale.
Its pioneering spirit alone reaches for the stars – all five of them
An engaging, exciting story [that] will leave you open mouthed at its audacity.