Alistair McDowall's


Alistair McDowall

Emma Baggott

The Linbury Theatre

Saturday 23 October at 7:30pm
Tuesday 26 October at 7:30pm
Wednesday 27 October at 2pm
Thursday 28 October at 7:30pm

About the show

“They will come and get us. Maybe they’re late, maybe something’s wrong, but they’ll come.” 

When a small research base on Pluto loses contact with Earth, the crew are left isolated billions of miles from home.

As they wait for a rescue, they begin to lose their minds. 

Then they start to see things in the dark. 

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Alistair McDowall grew up in the North East of England. Plays include: The Glow (Royal Court Theatre 2020); all of it (Royal Court Theatre 2020); Zero for the Young Dudes! (National Theatre Connections 2017); X (Royal Court Theatre 2016); Pomona (RWCMD/Gate 2014; Orange Tree Theatre/Royal Exchange/National Theatre 2014/5); Talk Show (Royal Court Theatre 2013); Brilliant Adventures (Royal Court Young Writers' Festival 2012; Royal Exchange, Manchester and Live Theatre, Newcastle 2013) and Captain Amazing (Live Theatre, Newcastle and Edinburgh Fringe 2013; UK tour 2014). He is a MacDowell fellow, and a recipient of the Harold Pinter Commission. His work has been translated and produced internationally.

Emma is a freelance theatre director. She trained at Goldsmiths, University of London and at the Young Vic. Emma has a passion for new work and predominantly directs new plays. She believes we have a responsibility to contribute to the world we inhabit and address the state of society we occupy. 

Recent Directing includes productions for LAMDA, Queens Theatre Hornchurch, the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Bunker. Emma has worked as Associate / Assistant Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Headlong, Young Vic, Theatre Royal Stratford East, New Diorama, Salisbury Playhouse, The Print Room, St James’ Theatre, The Pleasance and in the West End at Theatre Royal Haymarket with John Caird.

Emma is an associate artist at National Youth Theatre and a mentor director for National Theatre Connections. She is a guest director at LAMDA, RWCMD and Theatre Academy London. Emma also facilitates regular workshops for organisations such as National Theatre, Young Vic Theatre, RTYDS, NYT, Arts Ed, University of Kent, Goldsmiths College, and Theatre Academy London. Emma taught and directed at The Brit School for six years.  Emma teaches because she is passionate about empowering artists from all walks of life to find and hone their voice.

Contains flashing lights, strong language and scenes of a distressing nature, including suicide.

Creative Team

Emma Baggott

Set and Costume Designer
Lizzy Leech 

Lighting Designer
Calum Priestley

Sound Designer
Megan Bishop

Movement Director
Adi Gortler

Voice Director
Jeremy Finch


Jamie Ankrah

Kate Barrington

Arseniy Cassidy

Young Mattie
Miya James

Luke Gallagher

Orla Tagg

Production Team

Production Manager
Tom McCreadie

Stage Manager
Olivia Dunne

Deputy Stage Manager
Rob Brown

Chief LX
Stephanie Siraut

Dep. Chief/Programmer
Lucas Harle

Production Carpenter
Claudia Penna Rojas

Production Sound Engineer
Ewen Roberts

Costume Supervisor
Olivia Weltz