The De Nova Super

Theatre (sci-fi, physical theatre)

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  • Assembly George Square - The Box
  • 15:00
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: A Brilliant Everything
  • Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 12 and above (12+)(Audience Participation)
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


Physical theatre. If Buster Keaton had made a punk album. In space. Winner of the award for Outstanding New Work at last year's VAULT Festival. The De Nova Super is floating in space. Once crucial to the survival of the human race, of life itself – it was lost – until now. The De Nova Super harbours secrets buried deep within its ill-fated crew. In order to understand them, two lowly adventurers must first understand themselves. Even they are not quite what they seem. Is this spacecraft a match for those who stumble across her?

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Cobbled area surrounding the venue
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp

  • Stairs: 1
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Harry O'Driscoll 150 days ago

Really impressed by this one. The production value and immersiveness is some of the best I’ve seen. And the commitment from the actors was amazing.
Stylistically it’s incredibly absorbing. Strange, haunting and melancholic in equal turn. Definitely worth your time.

David Lonergan 160 days ago

Just WOW! Absolutely adored this from start to finish. It's just SO evocative from the moment the show begins, the lights, the dark, the noise, then the performances, then the music and then the movement and ... ( I don't want to say too much) I could go on but then I'd be robbing you of the wonder of seeing it without any preconceptions. Rest assured though this has it all.

With so much connective tissue between so many classic and iconic pieces of fiction, it almost felt like I was being treated to something I'd always wanted to see. I've only just got back and im trying to find out how another friend can come and watch it with me.

JUST GO AND SEE IT!! Laugh, cry, feel a sense of dread only to leave with a great sense of hope. Star of fringe for me.

Rsch 163 days ago

Emotive, humorous, well written and well performed - thoroughly enjoyable. If you love classic sci-fi movies and/or visual theatre don't miss this.

Janet Moore 164 days ago

Original and thought provoking. Tears of sadness and laughter within the space of an hour.

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 149 days ago

Two astronauts (Will Palmer and Alex Hughes) pick up a distress signal from the De Nova Super, a state-of-the-art space ship dispatched to find mankind a new home among the stars which has been lost in deep space for seven years. ...

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Geek Chocolate 157 days ago

It is the physicality of the presentation which sells the show, hardware with punch buttons and a design ethic reminiscent of Alien and Outland though on a fraction of the budget, illuminated bubble-wrap a reminder of mid-seventies Doctor Who, the cramped space lit by shafts of light punching through the smoky atmosphere illuminating only the end of the line and the palpable anguish of the characters.

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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 160 days ago

With its retro-futurist aesthetic, ‘The De Nova Super’ literally exudes atmosphere. This is partly due to the most haze I have ever seen used in a show, but also to the commitment to the world created. With home-made props and costumes, it would be easy to dismiss the show as...

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The List (3/5 stars) 164 days ago

Mood-hopping science fiction physical theatre...

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