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Theatre Royal Plymouth

Ex Machina / Robert Lepage

The Far Side of the Moon


Thursday 16 - Saturday 18 March 2017 Download Calendar

The Lyric


Following his sell-out success with Needles and Opium at The Barbican, London in 2016, internationally renowned director and performer Robert Lepage brings his critically-acclaimed The Far Side of The Moon to Plymouth..

This visually stunning production tells the story of two estranged brothers brought together by their mother’s death. Phillipe; an introvert philosopher, looking to the stars for meaning in the universe; and his successful brother, Andre, who takes a much more pragmatic view on interplanetary mysteries.

Drawing parallels between their fraternal bitterness and the competition between the Soviets and Americans during the space race, Phillipe and Andre’s childhood memories act as touchstones for this beautiful and quirky one-man show in a witty exploration of one of the great mysteries of our time.

Performed by Yves Jacques and punctuated by Laurie Anderson’s otherworldly score, The Far Side of the Moon takes audiences on a spellbinding, funny and technically exquisite journey, highlighting the poetry that sometimes hides in human life.

This epic production will be performed in only three UK cities, offering a unique opportunity for audiences outside of London to experience this unparalleled work.

Written & Directed by Robert Lepage

“this is Lepage at his very best, showing his talent for forging unexpected connections and appealing simultaneously to hearts and minds”
The Guardian ★★★★

“Comic, poignant and endlessly creative, not least with stage technology”.

“This astonishingly talented, deeply sympathetic writer/director/performer is clearly in his element in this stunningly inventive and original show.”
The Telegraph

Pricing & Concessions

Price band A: £22
Price band B: £19
Price band E: £12 (restricted view)

Concessions are limited

Under 16s, Student, Unwaged, Young Company, Corporate Members, Friends:
£10 off A & B

Over 60s, Disabled, People’s Company:
£4 off A & B

Groups of 10+:
£2.50 off per ticket A & B

Groups of 20+:
£3.50 off per ticket A & B plus 1 complimentary organiser ticket

Groups of 40+:
£4.50 off per ticket A & B plus 1 complimentary organiser ticket

School groups of 10+:
£10 tickets A & B