Following the critically acclaimed season of Signals at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018, The Cosmic Shambles Network are delighted to announce their collaboration with Footprint Theatre – the play’s creators – for its debut UK tour.
Set in the control room of a remote radio telescope, Signals is a comedy that follows two radio astronomers and their search for alien life over the course of a number of years. At its heart, the play is about searching for meaning in a world we will never fully understand. It explores human connection, isolation, loneliness and how it feels to spend a lifetime searching for the intangible. There’s also some stuff about Jaffa Cakes
Signals will resonate with anyone who has ever questioned their significance in an infinite universe. A comedy that asks how it feels to be lost in the cosmos with only each other and a cup of lukewarm tea for company.
“We’re always looking for new voices to work with at The Cosmic Shambles Network and there was something about Signals that grabbed me. Obviously the marriage of science, comedy and art is core to what we do at Shambles, but it wasn’t just that. Or that it was interesting and funny, which it was, but it was the restraint and nuance in the storytelling. They weren’t afraid of ambiguity and that’s something that I find is increasingly rare in young writers and performers. And if science itself is anything, it’s a warm embrace of the unknown. Neat bows aren’t always available”. Trent Burton, Co-Director of The Cosmic Shambles Network
Every Footprint script is a collaboration by the whole company; a young and talented team, who since meeting at Sheffield University three years ago have worked in theatre (Sheffield Theatres, Theatr Clwyd, Paines Plough, Slung Low), TV production (Red Planet Pictures), fashion design, and science education.
Signals is performed by Eve Cowley and Immie Davies.
Signals was originally created by and is presented in association with Footprint theatre.
Venue: Albany Theatre COVENTRY
Dates: Thursday 12th September
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Venue: Northern Stage NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Dates: Wednesday 2nd October
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Venue: Bedales Theatre PETERSFIELD
Dates: Tuesday 8th October
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Venue: Waterside Arts Centre SALE
Dates: Saturday 12th October
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Venue: Theatre Royal YORK
Dates: Thursday 17th October
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Venue: Studio Theatre SHEFFIELD
Dates: Monday 28th October
Box Office: 0114 249 6000