Camden Fringe: ‘Astronaut’ Braces For Landing At The Moors Theatre.
Following his success last year in Dublin, actor and playwright Joe Wright will bring his new eagerly awaited project “Astronaut” to The Moors Theatre as part of the Camden Fringe Festival from the 16th to the 18th August.
The story of Astronaut follows a homeless man in Dublin, rummaging through the streets looking for the last piece of his rocket ship. On his quest the Man comes across some unforgettable truths of modern day Ireland as well as, relieving some of his own truths which brought him to this current situation. The night air brings with it a chill as the daylight becomes short-lived on this December afternoon yet still, Temperatures sore.
Joe Wright who wrote the piece described the process of creating as “thoroughly enjoyable “ and an “honour” .The multimedia piece is predominantly delivered in spoken word alongside a more traditional form. This is not the first time Wright has worked within different mediums .Last year He won the “Axis” award for best new innovative writing for the Intermedial Piece “Project Queen” which addressed the hypocrisy between the LGBT and Drag Queen communities.
Emily Matthews, the director of ‘Astronaut’ was eager to take on this project, “It covers a topic that’s very close to my heart. It took a long time for something like the takeover over of Apollo house to happen in Ireland and I want to keep that radical movement going, A ‘permanent intervention’. The characters, the situation, the stakes involved, all ensure that is one incredibly gripping piece, but a piece that is far too close to the truth.” When
In Astronaut, Wright who also plays Man in the piece, describes it as a “fuelled up engine, once it’s turned on it’s too irresistible to turn off”. Talking about his character, he explains that “because everything personal within the character has derived from someone else’s real life experiences, there is a strong element of presence behind his words. Then when his emotion builds alongside the public frustration it’s a great tug of war with the audience”.
Astronaut will be performing at The Moors Theatre, 57 Park Road, Crouch End, London, N8 8SY from the 16th to the 18th of August at 7pm as part of the Camden Fringe Festival. Ticket prices are £7 and can be purchased on www.Camdenfringe.com