Book written by Toby Frost
Adapted for stage by Ross Housham
Director Ross Housham
Saturday 24 March at 2pm
at The Gem,
19 Kilvington Drive, Emerald 3807
June 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24
Captain Isambard Smith must rescue a psychic hippy maiden from her hippy world and bring her to the safety of the British Empire where her hippy truth will be revealed, or it will all go to hell in a space cart.
There is a war brewing between the second British Space Empire and the alien Ghast Empire.
Smith is recruited as Space Captain to deliver dissident (Rhianna) from New Fran (space colony) to Midlight (City in British Space Empire)
Android Carveth escapes the duty for which she has been made and inserts herself into Smiths crew as pilot and is pursued by Dreckitt.
Suruk (Smiths friend) accompanies them and gathers skulls along the way. Disaster and much derring-do follow (also some derring-don't).
Rhianna is captured by the evil Gilead (human) and turned over to the Ghasts in return for favourable treatment of the Republic of Eden after the war. Rhianna is rescued and her true half self is revealed.
Carveth - female 20s to 30s
Isambard Smith - male 20s to 30s
Space Captain, rescues damsels in distress
Suruk - male 20s to 40s
7 foot tall Alien warrior collects skulls as a hobby
Rhianna - female 20s to 30s
Part human part Vorl, wafty tree hugger
Bad guy, Screams a lot, 'God botherer'
Alien Bad Guy
(each play at least 2 characters unless people available to split them)
Dreckitt: Bounty Hunter (android)
Devrin: had Carveth 'made'
Chad: Space station attendant
Andy: Local yokel (think duelling banjos)
Khan: Smith's boss
Waldo: Dreckitts boss
Shop attendant 2
Thadar: Alien Good guy
Francois: local yokel mechanic
Narzak: Alien Good guy
Corveau: Bad guy / Soldier
Ashrag: Alien Good guy
6542: alien bad guy
Ghast: alien bad guy
Praetorian 1: Big Alien Bad Guy Doc Peterson
Praetorian 2: Big Alien Bad Guy
Ordo: Martian Bad guy
various other roles: shop attendant / solidier / guards
For more details please call Ross on 0400 402 449