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Down to Earth

By Daniel Jamieson

Touring to Primary Schools

A response to 2020, ‘Down to Earth’ tells the story of Janet, an astronaut who has had enough of being in space. Feeling cooped up, missing the people she loves and fearful of the constant danger, she decides to make a run for it. In desperation, she heads for home in her little space pod. Only she gets her sums horribly wrong and finds herself in a primary school playground….

In an unprecedented year, the project offers a valuable opportunity to support your pupils’ well-being, as Janet’s experiences will almost certainly echo their own. Janet, the astronaut, will spend 30 minutes with every class in your school, showing the children fascinating items she’s brought from the space station and telling them her extraordinary story.

Pupils will get an added insight into Janet’s space adventure with two specially created, beautiful animations for classes to watch together before and after her visit. As ever, our work will be accompanied by a full educational resource pack.

And, as things are so uncertain for you, we’re also creating a version of the story that can be experienced entirely online and interactively, so that your children can engage with Janet’s story even if they are in their own homes.

The performance will be at a safe distance and is being made to carefully comply with the most current guidance.


Watch the beginning of Janet’s story here:

To book a date  or to talk about the project in more detail, call Rachael, here at Theatre Alibi, on 01392 217 315 or email rachael@theatrealibi.co.uk




Cast & Crew:

Cast & Crew - Down To Earth 2020

All photographs used in the performance are the copyright of Visible Earth, a catalogue of NASA images and animations of our home planet (https://visibleearth.nasa.gov/)




In association with

Rehearsal Photos by Ben Borley. Production photos by Lisa Heledd Jones

Tour Dates

Oct 19th - Dec 18th 2020 | Please call 01392 217 315 or email rachael@theatrealibi.co.uk to book


Writer – Daniel Jamieson

Director – Nikki Sved

Designer – Trina Bramman

Performer – Kirsty Cox

Performer – Jane Mason

Performer – Laura Free

Assistant Designer – Fi Russell

Production Manager – Rachael Duthie

Digital Creative Practitioner – Fiona Rourke

Costume Maker – Tabitha Carter


Writer and Narrator – Daniel Jamieson

Director – Nikki Sved

Animator – Luke Hagan

Illustrations – Trina Bramman

Composer and Musician – Tom Johnson

Narration recorded by Duncan Chave

Here is a wonderful theatre company devoted to bringing the best of theatre to those who have experienced it least"

- Michael Morpurgo