A PLAY that’s truly out of this world will land on stage at Hastings Hall this month.
A youth show production by Pelican Theatre Company called ‘What’s Above?’ featuring performers aged 10-18 will investigate mysterious sightings of UFOs and aliens.
The play is written by Pelican Theatre Company vice-president Madeleine Kay who says the comedy about people who believe in aliens is suitable for the whole family.
“I watched a documentary about people who believed in aliens in the US and thought it was a really good idea for a show,” she said.
“Adopting a mockumentary to the stage is a little bit difficult but the kids have handled it really well. It’s funny and it’s cast by teenagers for teenagers.”
The cast have been in rehearsals, overseen by directors Robert Lucas and Alex Watson, since September and the play features an elaborate set design and space-inspired costumes.
Which is no mean feat for a not-for-profit community group run by volunteers.
- ‘What’s Above?’, Hastings Hall, 3 High St, Hastings, 7.30pm Friday 20 November, 2pm and 7.30pm Saturday 21 November, 7.30pm Friday 27 November, 2pm and 7.30pm Saturday 28 November.
- Tickets: adult $18, concessions $15, children under 8, free.