Tess loves sci-fi films. In fact, she wishes her life was rather more like one – the excitement and the danger with all the boring bits cut out. So she’s going to do her best to tell you her story like that, and just hope that life doesn’t get in the way.
On paper the two of them are perfect for each other: both wanted to be astronauts as kids, neither can stand rom-coms and they’d happily stay in together for 6 days straight binge eating take-out and watching Battlestar Galactica. But sometimes, however much the universe is drawing you towards a person, you must find your own orbit. In this quick-paced dark comedy we follow the lifespan of a relationship, alongside the lifespan of a star, and figure out how you keep living when everything goes supernova.
PRODUCERS: Stiff & Kitsch (RHIANNON NEADS, SALLY O’LEARY) www.stiffandkitsch.com
The multi-award winning musical comedy duo Stiff & Kitsch (VAULT Comedy Award 2017, Musical Comedy Awards Winner 2018) have produced two sell out shows across the UK and Ireland. They received wide spread acclaim for their debut show Adele is Younger Than Us. Their follow-up Stiff & Kitsch: Bricking It transfers to the Soho Theatre this March, following an official Edinburgh Fringe sell-out in 2019. They returned to VAULT 2020 with their musical comedy mixed bill Cabaret Sauvignon and a Single VAULT Whiskey. They were the face of The Kinder Bueno ‘Adulting’ Ad campaign and have produced a New Year’s Eve Quickie In collaboration with BBC Three.
Cast & Creative Team WRITER/PERFORMER: RHIANNON NEADS
Rhiannon trained at LAMDA. As a writer she was runner up in the Funny Women Comedy Writing Awards 2017 with her debut tv script 'Hitched' and has written for 'The Imaginarium Studios' in Ealing. She was part of the Comedy 50:50 Tell Her Vision Writers Room in 2020 and was shortlisted for the 45 North Bursary. As an actress she has worked extensively on BBC Radio, after placing as a runner up in the Carleton Hobbs Competition. Most recently she can be heard bossing people about as series regular Sister Olive Hargreaves in Home Front. Recent credits include All Lies (Alan Ayckbourn world premiere) Daisy in 3 Billion Seconds (VAULT Festival/Roundabout), Dilys in The Wind Of Heaven (Finborough) Call The Midwife, Father Brown, Doctors and Blitz Spirit with Lucy Worsley (all for BBC), and One Day (Netflix)
PERFORMER - SAM SWANN
Sam trained at LAMDA. Theatre credits include: Gulliver's Travels (Unicorn Theatre), Skellig (Nottingham Playhouse), Wendy & Peter Pan (RSC), Prime Time (Royal Court), Pomona (National Theatre, Royal Exchange & Orange Tree), The Kitchen (National Theatre), Mercury Fur (Trafalgar Studios), Jerusalem (Watermill Theatre), Dunsinane (RSC & Hampstead Theatre), Oil (Almeida), Powder Monkey (Royal Exchange)
TV includes: One Day (Netflix), Mr Selfridge (ITV), Bob the Builder (Channel 5), The Five (Sky), Privates (BBC), Jekyll & Hyde (ITV), Atlantis (BBC)
Film: The Current War, Been So Long
DIRECTOR - JESSICA DROMGOOLE
Jessica was a theatre director and literary manager at Paines Plough before joining the BBC, first to set up writersroom, and then as a radio drama producer. Notable productions include Ripped (Soho), Just Not Fair (Cottesloe), The Madness of Esme and Shaz (Royal Court Upstairs), Interrogation, Pilgrim, Lost Property, Home Front (Radio 4), Mixed Future (RTE), New Voices (National Theatre/Audible), An Invention & The Drop (Arcola).