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Grounded

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Grounded” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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A blonde woman wearing aviator sunglasses and a khaki jacket as part of a fighter pilot's outfit. Below her is a grey air force plane.


If your life is spent up in the sky, what happens when you're forced to plant your feet back on the ground?

From the award-winning playwright of Elephant's Graveyard, George Brant, comes the story of an ace fighter pilot whose career in the sky is ended early due to an unexpected pregnancy. Reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas, she hunts terrorists by day and returns to family by night. As the pressure to track a high-profile target grows, the boundaries begin to blur between the desert in which she lives and the one she patrols half a world away.

Grounded was short-listed for the James Tait Black Prize for Drama & the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award.

Martha Lott is directed by Poppy Rowley in a riveting, incredibly evocative, and blisteringly sharp iteration of this multi-award-winning play.


NEWS ABOUT GROUNDED

"Lott Grounded at Holden Street" - The Barefoot Review

"Award-Winning Play GROUNDED to Land in Adelaide" - Broadway World

ACCOLADES FOR GROUNDED BY GEORGE BRANT

The Smith Prize for Political Theatre
Scotsman Fringe First Award - Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Off-West-End Theatre Award for Best Production of 2013
Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Show
Shortlisted for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award
Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Prize For Drama
NNPN Rolling World Premiere
Arizona Daily Star Mac Award for Best Drama
Top 10 Play in London - The Guardian
Top 10 Play in London - The London Evening Standard

REVIEWS FOR THE PLAY'S PREVIOUS PERFORMANCES

Grounded is a heartbreaking, beautiful, necessary and perfectly-structured solo drama … an essential story for our times.” – The Scotsman

"A searing piece of writing...gripping...a must-see." - The Guardian

“Five Stars. Outstanding.” – The London Standard

“Gripping…presents a convincing portrait” – The New York Times

“Critic’s Pick. A scorching sharp-eyed, timely script…lets no one off easy…clap all you want at the end of the play—and you’ll want to clap a lot—but the game stays with you” – Time Out New York

"As close to perfection as is possible to imagine...Grounded is a powerful, hallucinogenic experience." - What's On Stage

“Thought provoking, thoroughly engrossing…pulses with the rhythms of an epic war poem” - TheatreMania


READ MORE ABOUT GROUNDED BY GEORGE BRANT

"GROUNDED: Contemporary Theatre at Its Best" - Rebecca Schlossberg


Grounded by George Brant was first produced in a rolling World Premiere by SF Playhouse (California, USA), Borderlands Theatre (Arizona, USA), and Unicorn Theatre (Missouri, USA) as part of the National Play Network's Continued Life program.

The New York premiere of Grounded by George Brant was produced by Page 73 Productions (Liz Jones and Asher Richelli (Executive Directors); Michael Walkup (Associate Director)).


CAST & CREW

Martha Lott - Actor

Poppy Rowley - Director

Poppy was Artistic Associate for Eastern Angles 2015-2017, she did the NT Directors course September 2017 and the Clore Emerging Leaders course in March 2017, she graduated from the MFA Theatre Directing, Birkbeck, in 2014.

Previous directing credits include: Pramkicker (Melbourne Meat Market); All Wrapped Up In Westwood, The Trials of Mary, The Fletton Railway Children, Future Floodlands, Nativity Blues (Eastern Angles); A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer (Bread & Roses), The Game (St James Theatre); Only Forever (Hope Theatre); Century, and Fings Wot I Did (Sheffield Theatres).

Assisting credits include: Amy Hodge (Headlong/Bush Theatre), Gemma Fairlie (Lyric, Hammersmith), Theresa Heskins (New Vic Theatre), Daniel Evans, Jonathan Watkins, and Mark Rosenblatt (Sheffield Theatres)

Kate Prescott - Production Design

Ashley Smyth - Lighting Design

Nick Ely - Graphic Design


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Genre: Theatre

Origin: SA

Rating: PG

Duration: 70 mins

Season: 2019

Dates: 5 Mar - 16 Mar

Times:

5-10 Mar: 6:30pm
12-16 Mar: 8:00pm
9-10; 16 Mar: 2:30pm

Tickets:

Adult: $28.00
Concession: $25.00
Group: $22.00
Cheap Tuesday: $20.00

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: The Arch

HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all during the 2019 Adelaide Fringe. Accessible seating is available in The Arch.


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