by Callum O'Brien
The year is 2006. TIME Person of the Year is 'You', My Humps by the Black Eyed Peas is in the charts and NASA has launched the New Horizons probe on a trajectory towards Pluto. The year is 2016. TIME Person of the Year is Donald Trump, the masses grieve for Harambe and New Horizons finally reaches its destination.
Pluto is going through a crisis.
No one had turned up to his party, his best friend Charon has hired a stripper for the evening and a probe from Earth has arrived bearing some terrible, terrible news. With copious amounts of alcohol - and a little guidance from Charon - Pluto explores the lonesome, frozen boundaries of personal, public and political identity, the desire for 'normality' and the collective frustration of the outcast.
PLUTO WAS THE DEBUT PRODUCTION BY MOONCHILD.
Writer/Director Callum O'Brien | Designer Giuliana Davolio | Sound Design Michele Bertelli
Production Manager Aimee Leigh | Costume Julia Warner