Presented by Acid Tongue



21 Apr - 7 May

  • AGES



    Thursday 21 Apr

    Friday 22 Apr

    Wednesday 27 Apr

    Thursday 5 May

Postnatal sci fi

In 1979, Ellen Ripley experiences a life-threatening betrayal when she exposes the true mission of her spaceship, the Nostromo.

In 2018, Kaitlin Tinker experiences birth in a public hospital.

On their lonely journeys to retrieve an extra-terrestrial parasitic being, both learn they are expendable.

Join award-winning ex-showgirl Tinker as she assumes the form of the world’s most-loved science fiction action heroine in her playwright debut. EARTHSIDE is a confessional odyssey that explores the far reaches of step-parenting, sequins, c-sections and all the things that eat us inside out.

Intergalactic adventure meets radical truth-telling in this darkly funny and brutally honest play boldly going where literally millions of humans have gone before.

So get on-board and strap in – we’ve made room for you on the spaceship. It’s time to bring this baby earthside.

The session on 3 May is a 10:30am matinee. This is a relaxed performance where parents are welcome to bring their babies – think of it like a baby friendly cinema! A free facilitated chat by Mother-Baby Nurture with Kaitlin Tinker is taking place post-show in The Blue Room Bar. Register here!

Content inclusions for this show are listed below. You can find further descriptions and examples of what these content warnings mean, as well as detailed information about the relaxed performance at our Additional Show Information page, here.

Image by Nicolee Fox

EARTHSIDE contains mature themes and references to trauma, birth, medical procedures (caesarean), post-natal depression and PTSD. It also contains strong language, loud noises and haze effects.
  • Writer & Performer

    Kaitlin Tinker

  • Producer

    Sarita Leal

  • Director

    Libby Klysz

  • Dramaturg

    Geordie Crawley

  • Choreographer

    Storm Helmore

  • Sound & AV Designer

    Jeremy Turner

  • Set Builder

    Eoin O’Briain

  • Lighting Designer

    Chris Donnelly

  • Art Doula

    Emma Maye Gibson

  • Stage Manager

    Emily Stokoe & Catherine O’Donoghue