Photo by Dave Guttridge
Photo by Dave Guttridge

Satellites (Development)

Colchester Arts Centre

Composer & Sound Designer

In the year 2,002,018, the spacecraft Pioneer 10 arrives at the giant star of Aldebaran.

In 1945, Tom and his brother Cor lose each other in war. Tom became part of one of humanity’s greatest successes- the space programme; while Cor became a number in humanity’s greatest failure- the concentration camp system.

Generations later, their great-niece goes on a journey to reunite them.

In an epic true story of family heritage, disappearance and space travel written between the farmland of North Holland and the deserts of Arizona, Satellites asks questions about who and what we leave behind, and how we can begin to measure the immeasurable.

Satellites is a new play devised by Natalie Songer. The first stage of research was supported by Arts Council England, and took place in Arizona, California, East Anglia, Germany and the Netherlands.

The second stage of development had continued support from the Arts Council and from Playwright’s East. The first excerpts were shown at The Garage Norwich (October 2019) and Colchester Arts Centre (December 2019).

The third stage of development and full production will be taking place across 2020/21.

Producers

Colchester Arts Centre, in association with Karen Goddard and Arts Council England

Creative Team

Director: Nicholas Barton-Wines

Playwright: Natalie Songer

Composer & Sound Designer: Calum Paterson

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