CONCEPTUAL SET AND
Sainsbury Theatre, LAMDA
Written by Alistair McDowell
Directed by Frederick Wienand
A small research base on Pluto. Its crew members have lost contact with Earth and remain trapped. We see into their communal area; a tight, anoymous, functional, recognisably mass-produced room. The inhabitants begin to deteriorate, their human fragility beaten against the hard, plastic longevity of their home.
We wanted to audience to be drawn into the centre of this claustrophobic space, but also able to view the pressure applied between dark exterior and bright interior. A tension held in the solid boundary of their sealed environment.
Playing with the apparently limitless exterior of the void of Space, and how it could push into the human experience, keyed into how the character's internal state could be mirrored in their changing surroundings.