Theatre (drama, sci-fi)

  • Assembly George Square Studios - Studio One
  • 15:20
  • Aug 28
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Group: Glow House Ltd and Dusty Room Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, Scenes of violence, Strobe lighting, Strong language/swearing
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


Do you believe in our survival? Alone is a multi award-winning New Zealand sci-fi drama about feminism, climate change and David Bowie. In the deep reaches of space, two scientists have made a potentially monumental discovery, but will they be able to make it count? Will their faith in science or an almighty allow them to hold the ship together long enough to bring this seed of life back to a dying planet? 'It's clear this outfit is well-experienced, well-oiled and professional-grade. Alone is definitely not one to miss!' (James Ong,

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  • Accessible entry: There are 12 steps into space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 11- 20
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Paul Devine 28 days ago

I did feel this ran a little long, but the actor playing Taylor was one of the best I saw at the fringe this year - not to say Holland wasn't good too. Solid little show and concept. Definitely worth your time.

Jason 33 days ago

Well acted, well written, well paced, and well stages. A really good show.

Erin Edwards 34 days ago

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 STARS! Incredible acting, pace and storyline. I know how hard it can be for duologue plays to keep the audience’s attention and ‘Alone’ did it so well. I was utterly sucked in to the world they created. Honestly brilliant and a must see!

David Muir 36 days ago

I think this 2-hander was the best-acted show I saw at the Fringe. I was near the front, and the emotional intensity was quite disturbing in places, which is just as it should be! It almost certainly had the best set too actually- a real treat for a sci-fi fan to be immersed in this detailed deep-space vessel.

I disagree with some other reviewers here that it's too long- didn't drag for me (OK the duct tape scene went on a bit...) I wouldn't be without the humorous mucking about at the start, which almost makes it feel like we're in for a female version of Red Dwarf, before it settles down to more serious business.

I did have a few issues with the script and direction here and there: an unrealistic reaction after a life-threatening event, an unbelievable thing about the scientist's research, and an oddly undramatic handling of surely the most dramatic event in the play. That final bit of musical trolling was pretty odd as well.

Mariusz Cebulski 37 days ago

While it has it flaws, it was a very touching story about hope, love and loss. Was a bit overacted and and a bit too long but would still recommend.

Bruce Ashley 39 days ago

Outstanding show. The performances were the impeccable - the best I've seen at the festival thus far. Tightly scripted, hard-hitting, and narratively satisfying. If this doesn't get an award I don't know what will!

Brian F 41 days ago

This show was next level. I came in only knowing there was an element of sci fi which I generally am not a fan of but wow was this show good. Acting, writing, design, lighting, sound, and direction were all top notch in their own but together they managed to create something extremely tense, tragic, and so so beautiful. The final stage picture of the show will be burned into my mind for weeks. I was lucky to see it and cannot recommend it more.

gavin robertson 42 days ago

I quite liked the 'stationtostation' album cover-inspired publicity image.

Agnes Joyce Wells 44 days ago

I agree with prior reviews. This would have gained if some of the material had been shaved. The bit about the noodles and the dance at the beginning could easily be taken out.

Stephen Bull 45 days ago

Absolutely brilliant! Incredibly captivating and emotional.

Kenny 46 days ago

Highly recommend - as good an hour and a half of theatre as you'll see this year. Great premise, great script and great performances.

Charles Ramsay 46 days ago

Great Show .Quirky , funny ,emotionally draining and very well acted. Deserves to be on list when awards handed out.

Gillian Lynch-Wyatt 47 days ago

A well acted performance that takes you on an emotional journey from the quirky to the tragic via the intense menace of unforgiving deep space. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Shona Mcintosh 49 days ago

Got off to a slow start as previous reviewer said it could do with shaving a bit of time off at the start. The storyline developed and became more interesting towards the end. 2**

RACHEL NEW 51 days ago

Great acting which raised my favourite philosophical and existential issues! Funny, moving and insightful on personal and professional relationship dynamics too. Definitely recommend!

Graham McDonald 51 days ago

We really enjoyed Alone. The 2 actors performances and script/storyline were well done, however, both of us felt it was too drawn out and it would have been more powerful with 10-15 minutes shaved off it.

Adrian Pope 51 days ago

Started off pleasantly amusing, some of the inevitable oddness that would come with a long space fight but built nicely into a feeling of menace leading up to a very taut finish. Two performers, with nothing to hide behind, putting in excellent performances.

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Geek Chocolate 31 days ago

A genuine rarity.

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West End Best Friend (5/5 stars) 32 days ago

This production is like nothing we've seen on stage before. A unique experience, engrossing story and appealing, engaging characters. It's an all round delight to watch.

Read the full review (4/5 stars) 34 days ago

A riveting look at whether we have what it takes to save a planet.

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Starburst Magazine (4/5 stars) 35 days ago

It is brilliantly produced and significant. Recommended.

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North West End UK (5/5 stars) 42 days ago

It was as though the characters were a small part of them rather than a detached fictional being. This came through most poignantly in the longer sections of monologue which were spoken as though memories were being recalled rather than scripts.

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