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Alien On Stage

July 4, 2021 6:45 pm

Feature Documentary | 2021 | UK | 86 min | Directed by Lucy Harvey, Danielle Kummer

Australian Premiere

“In Dorset nobody can hear you scream” has to be the best tagline we’ve seen for a while, as amateur thespians stage our favourite horror-science-fiction hybrid on stage.

Alien On Stage tells the story of a group of amateur thespians who eschew doing yet another pantomime (“its behind you!”) and instead decide to produce Alien as their annual theatrical production.

The cast – most drawn from the local bus company – are dedicated and largely enthused, although whether the small West Country town they live in is ready for a production of Alien may be a different matter.

With their broad west country accents, the cast and backstage team navigate the complexities of transforming a claustrophobic movie to a community stage production, and them something unexpected happens…

An absolute joy to watch, Alien On Stage is a unique celebration of the twin joys of community theatre and sci-fi-horror, a story that combines naïve enthusiasm and a gutsy drive, that is by turns hilarious and poignant and a surprisingly human story.

“Much like Ridley Scott’s film, the documentary is a celebration of working men and women co-operating against all odds to get their alien out.” – Projected Figures

Screens with the short film The Jinja Assassin

Session Times

Luna Leederville
Sunday, 4 July
Thursday, 8 July
Saturday, 10 July


July 4, 2021
6:45 pm
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Luna Leederville
155 Oxford Street
Leederville, WA 6007 Australia
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