Space spoof

PUBLISHED: 17:14 27 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:38 25 May 2010

OUTER space lovers prepare to be transported into a world of science fiction, cult movies and spoof when a new show visits the egg theatre in Bath on Saturday.

OUTER space lovers prepare to be transported into a world of science fiction, cult movies and spoof when a new show visits the egg theatre in Bath on Saturday.

2010: A Space Oddity follows Chip Huston and his commander on an exciting voyage to Jupiter to investigate a strange signal emanating from the surface.

Two men are hindered by losing contact with earth and with the addition of strange unseen forces their assignment seems doomed while the fate of the world hangs in the balance.

The play is inspired by films such as The War of the Worlds and Alien and is a dynamic and ridiculous comic homage to all space movies.

Packed with overdramatic, cliché-ridden dialogue, a stirring soundtrack and gratuitous American accents, the show promises to be utterly silly from start to finish.

Presented by Company Gavin Robertson, following recent tours of Spittoon and A Grimm World, the show also features Jonathan Bex, whose credits include Don Carlos in the West End.

The company, led by artistic director Gavin Robertson, has created a diverse portfolio of productions including Thunderbirds F.A.B, which toured to the Theatre Royal Bath and enjoyed six separate seasons in London's West End between 1989 and 2002.

Every one of his productions has toured internationally including several tours to Japan, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Singapore, Senegal, Morocco, as well as Hong Kong, Lebanon, Turkey, Brazil and Chile.

Gavin also works as a director and actor, recently appearing in the award-winning West End hit One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

2010: A Space Oddity appears in the egg theatre at the Theatre Royal Bath at 11.30am and 3pm on Saturday.

Tickets, priced £7 for adults and £5 for children aged 8 and over, are available on 01225 448844 or 01225 823409.

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