It's forty million miles. Two and a half years, yeah? It takes a radiowave - right? Travelling at the speed of fucking light, 13 minutes, to get back from Mars. So . . . if anything goes wrong - anything at all - out there . . . they're really . . . they're on their own, you know?
When Earth is the loneliest planet, where else is there to go?
Paul is a specialist in cognitive behaviour, tasked with designing a twenty-year mission to Mars. Daniel is a husband and new father struggling with the reality of marriage and the monotony of everyday life. Nat 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, 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.
Another Place received its world premiere at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on 6 November 2014.
About the Author
DC Moore's plays include Alaska (Royal Court), The Empire (Royal Court and Drum Theatre, Plymouth), Honest (Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Edinburgh Festival & Soho Theatre), Town (Royal & Derngate), The Swan (as part of Double Feature - National Theatre, Paintframe) and Straight (Sheffield Theatres and Bush Theatre).