"Old Earth has nothing left for us, and so it is time for a new beginning. Cross galaxies, traverse light years and find yourself in a world where you can be the centre of your own universe. Welcome to New Earth. Never look back. Vela, the revered and celebrated architect of this new society, has recently been avoiding her public duties in favour of visiting the Old Earth Museum and the company of its Security Guard. As the final migrants arrive, she is becoming increasingly obsessed by her memories, and questions are growing about her sanity. Leaving Planet Earth is a site-responsive promenade production on an epic scale. Tracing the story of humanity's first migration into space, it asks fundamental questions about our connection to this planet. Should we leave this world, and if so, who will endure and at what cost?"
"Catrin Evans is a Director and Playwright based in Glasgow, whose focus is creating new work within a collaborative environment. Recent writing credits include Thank You, which was first produced by Oran Mor in January 2013. She is also part of the Scottish writing team that created Demons & The Jean Jacques Rousseau Show, for Oran Mor. Recent directing credits include Some Other Mother by AJ Taudevin, Sweet Silver Song of the Lark by Molly Taylor, Fragile by David Greig as part of Theatre Uncut in New York and Could You Please Look Into The Camera by Mohammed Al Attar. Catrin is the Artistic Director of acclaimed A Moment's Peace Theatre Company and has co-written and directed all of their shows, including 80.1, My Fabulous Tartan Frock, The Chronicles of Irania and Petrified Paradise. Lewis Hetherington is a Glasgow-based Playwright and Theatre Maker whose work is rooted in collaboration and storytelling. As associate of the award-winning Analogue he co-wrote Mile End and Beachy Head, and wrote Fringe First-winning 401 Objects. Writing credits include The Fragmented Life of Dorothy Lawrence (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), adaptations of The Archivist and Instructionsfor Butterfly Collectors (National Theatre of Scotland), bodies unfinished (Grey Swan) and A Perfect Child and Sea Change (A Play A Pie and A Pint at Oran Mor)Work for children and young people includes Rebecca's Midnight (Lyra Theatre),Goldilocks (Platform) Cloud Man (created with Ailie Cohen), which is currently touring internationally, and Friends Electric (Visible Fictions), which will be touring throughout Autumn 2013."
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