Alien

Leicester Square Theatre
6 Leicester Place, Inner London, Greater London WC2H 7BX
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

In Dorset no one can hear you scream...for a bus! Especially on the 1st of June when the employees of the Wilts and Dorset bus company will be trading bus driving for treading the boards with their truly unique stage adaptation. Gripped with am-dram fever after staging their first pantomime production of Robin Hood, they knew they had to put on another show, but what? Shirking the traditional and obvious, this band of budding thesps decided to take on the big one! Ridley Scott's ALIEN. This little known show quickly gained a cult following, their short-run in Dorset left their London fans wanting more. So, from a community hall in Wimbourne to the West End, for one show only, we bring you, Alien- the stage adaption! The opening sequence is quietly poetic. The special effects are ingenious. Hearing Dorset accents delivering Americanised techno-babble is wonderful. The whole thing is simultaneously baffling, hilarious and admirable. Think 'The Office' meets 'Be Kind Rewind', in outer space. Ricky Gervais hasn't even come close to this perfect slice of genius!