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Thompson, Andrew

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(?   -    ) UK playwright whose first commercially produced drama, In Event of Moone Disaster (performed 2017; 2017), makes structural and Feminist use of a real speech, "In Event of Moon Disaster", written for President Nixon in case the 1969 Moon landing failed. The play is divided into three interacting sections, set in 1969, 2017, and Near Future 2055. In the last of these, Sylvia Moone's granddaughter, also called Sylvia Moone, is about to take the first steps by a human on Mars. Planet Earth having survived political turmoil and degradation, there may be some hope for the future. [JC]

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