It’s been announced that Marina Sirtis, star of Star Trek: The Next Generation, will play the lead role in the world premiere of DARK SUBLIME, opening at London’s Trafalgar Studios in June 2019.
Described as a ‘love-letter to British sci-fi television’, DARK SUBLIME is the debut play from writer Michael Dennis, coming after a long career as a stage manager at many London theatres. Sirtis will play a sci-fi icon, ready to break out of cult stardom. It’s also the story of a fan who turns up at his idol’s door, sparking an encounter that explores the power of fandom, intergenerational friendships, and the value of sci-fi stories for LGBTQ people.
DARK SUBLIME wil be directed by Andrew Keates, who returns to Trafalgar Studios following his productions of DESSA ROSE and AS IS THERE. Keates comments: ‘I’m delighted to be returning to Trafalgar Studios again after having such happy experiences directing both DESSA ROSE and AS IS THERE. But what is a personal treat is to spend time working on a project that fuses two of my very favourite things – Science Fiction and theatre’.
Writer Dennis said: ‘This is a big story full of laughter, tears, and silver lamé spacesuits. I’m looking forward to audiences experiencing the birth of a whole galaxy of real emotion and radiophonic sound effects in Trafalgar Studios this summer’.
The show is produced by Jamie Chapman Dixon and Piers Cottee-Jones for Rigmarole Productions in association with Arion Productions.
DARK SUBLIME runs at London’s Trafalgar Studios 2 from 25th June to 3rd August 2019. Tickets are on sale now.