wish i was there
Written and Performed by James Smith
“I’m 25 years old, and I’m on a space station orbiting the planets of the Human system.
I’m a DJ.
That’s all I am.”
Earth is dead, but the Solar System is teeming with life.
Lost and alone, an ex-Martian returns from the edge of the system to find themself a new home. Through ancient technology, they begin broadcasting a radio show to no-one in particular, reminding themselves of where they’ve come from and where they’re going.
A one-person play written and performed by James Smith, wish i was there is an exploration of identity and what it means to be someone in a universe broader than you ever expected.
Set to a soundtrack featuring music from The Specials, Alabama Shakes and more, this is a play for all the lovers and loners looking for home on all the wrong planets.
“... a brilliantly conceived, occasionally hilarious and well-realised play... an amazingly good concept here, and some fascinating science fiction”