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image for Play - Contemporary item typeLights! Planets! People! at Norwich Arts Centre

Play - Contemporary, Wed 8 May 2019, £5-£12

Lights Planets People

Lights Planets People

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Six months ago renowned space scientist Maggie Hill launched a career-defining mission to find habitable planets beyond our solar system. It did not go well. Then her girlfriend stopped speaking to her. Maggie’s going to have to address both of these catastrophes.

Lights! Planets! People! written by TV and radio scriptwriter Molly Naylor and performed by Karen Hill, is an intimate and exhilarating story about how we try to control the things that define us, our desire to connect with each other as well as issues around the environment.

Maggie has been trying, unsuccessfully, to contact her girlfriend and is attending her first ever therapy session, in which she is at pains to stress that her bipolar disorder is not relevant to the conversation. Now she is giving a lecture about her career to inspire young women to work in science. As the show shifts between the lecture, the therapy session and a series of botched attempts to connect with her ex, Maggie’s private and professional lives start to overlap and we begin to build a picture of her greatest achievements and biggest regrets.

Maggie, is a character we have seen little of on the stage (or screen for that matter), a gay, bipolar 60 year old with a unique, funny, sad and wise take on the world. It would be fair to say that this is a voice and a viewpoint we do not hear often enough.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshments

Disabled accessDogs accepted

Cafe bar; disabled access to foyer, auditorium, downstairs cafe area; disabled toilet

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 8 May 2019 20:00

Prices

Pay what you can afford

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Address

Norwich Arts Centre,
St Benedict's Street,
Norwich,
Norfolk,
NR2 4PG

Directions

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Map reference: TG 226088  Lat: 52.63126 Long: 1.28793

By Road:
From London, approach Norwich on the A11. Keep going along this road until you reach the inner ring road (there will be shops straight ahead on St. Stephens Street). Turn left at the roundabout on to Chapelfield Road, then keep going (past the Chapelfield shopping mall), until you reach the next roundabout. At this point the Roman Catholic Cathedral will be on your left. Go straight over this roundabout, underneath a pedestrian bridge and take the right hand lane for the traffic lights. Turn right onto St. Benedicts Street. This part of St. Benedicts is one-way, and you will fork left on to St. Swithins Road. From here, there are various car parks nearby or on-street parking (metered) on St. Benedicts Street (15p for 15mins, or free after 6pm) - please note there are limited places and some parts of St. Benedicts are permit parking only.

By Public Transport:
Norwich Train Station is 1.1 miles away from Norwich Arts Centre, and is approximately 15 mins walk or 7 mins by taxi. The station has direct mainline links to London, as well as links to Peterborough (for mainline services to the north of the country) and local services for the county and East Anglia. For more information on services, please visit National Rail Enquiries.

Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Cafe bar; disabled access to foyer, auditorium, downstairs cafe area; disabled toilet