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Grounded

You are the blue
You are alone in the vastness and you are the blue


Flying fast and free as one of the Air Force’s finest, The Pilot (Alison van Reeken) is grounded when she falls pregnant.

After three years raising her child she is desperate to return to the blue, but the rules of the game have changed. Drones are the new top gun. That means 12-hour shifts hunting terrorists by day then driving home to be a wife and mother by night.

Returning after a smash-hit, sell-out season at The Blue Room Theatre in 2016, this one woman tour-de-force is gripping and compulsive, challenging our assumptions about modern warfare, family and how we live and fight in an increasingly virtual world.

“Alison van Reeken is extraordinary... her performance is uncompromising, technically flawless and emotionally convincing. Tickets to Grounded will be hard to get. Don’t miss it.” ★★★★1/2, The West Australian

“Director Emily McLean creates maximum theatrical effect. The writing is honest, the language is vivid and the performance exceptional.” The Subiaco Post

“The Pilot is Alison Van Reeken and she is phenomenal… Questioning how warfare has changed, how families have changed and how our virtual world connects us in an unprecedented fashion, Grounded will thrust you onto the edge of your seat and keep you there.” ★★★★★, The Australia Times

Written by George Brant
Performed by Alison van Reeken
Directed by Emily McLean
Produced by Benj D’Addario
Sound Design and Composition by Brett Smith
Lighting Design by Karen Cook
Video Design by Mia Holton
Stage Managed by Georgia Smith

By arrangement with ORIGIN Theatrical, on behalf of Samuel French Inc.