Ground Control

Thursday 4 - Saturday 6 October

By non zero one

You are Ground Control, and Futuretron is asking for your help to decide the future of a new planet.

Here’s the situation: in 1974, a manned mission was sent into space to look for inhabitable planets. Now, in present day, the sensors aboard Shuttle X27-40 indicate that it may have found just such a planet. The three astronauts on board are about to be woken from their hypersleep …They need your help.


Using a giant projection screen and a live, highly intelligent computer (well, Futuretron), you will be part of a team deciding on an identity for the planet, its laws and values. ground control is a unique interactive performance for up to forty 7 – 12 year olds.

No adults allowed!



Ambitious, tech-savvy and collaborative…their work encompasses the best traits of their generation” – TELEGRAPH on mountaineering

“Clearly masters of its craft” – A YOUNGER THEATRE

“Intelligently crafted and totally engaging” – EVENING STANDARD on would like to meet

“Their work isn’t just promising, it verges – judging by what I’ve seen – on being totally ground-breaking” – TELEGRAPH on this is where we got to when you came in

OTHER EVENTS THIS SEASON:     Rendezvous in Bratislava     Black     Facebook Saved Our Baby     BIG Little Gigs     ELSIE Talks     In Conversation     The Quest for the Perfect Shirt     Fun Palaces

Thursday 4 October @ 12noon, 2:30pm, 5:30pm
Friday 5 October @ 12noon, 2:30pm, 5:30pm
Saturday 6 October @ 1pm, 3pm

(duration 60 mins)

VENUE:  Greenfield @ Shildon

AGES: 7-12


TICKETS: £7 (School & group bookings available – email 

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