The Distance Between Stars – Five reasons to see…

The Distance Between Stars will open at The Kings Arms on 19-22 November before embarking on a tour in the spring. Here are our five reasons to see:

The Distance Between Stars. Designed by Chris Oldland

The Distance Between Stars. Image by Chris Oldland

1- Pick of the best

Last year we ran a script call for scripts never seen before on stage and from the many scripts we received The Distance Between Stars was chosen:

Elliot is on the mend from a nervous collapse. Big sister Helen worries about him; she wants Elliot to stop eating junk food, and start participating in the world. Daisy and Elliot were patients in the same hospital. Daisy wants to let go of her troubled past. Lonely neighbour Mr Birzoni wants a love affair. All are looking for something to believe in. Just when life starts looking up, Elliot’s obsessions steer him in an unexpected and dangerous direction.

2- New and Emerging Talent

Organised Chaos is all about showcasing some of the amazing new and emerging talent in the Northwest – this show does exactly that with some great characters to be portrayed. The cast includes David Bresnahan “Elliot”, Demi Jo Franks “Daisy”, Dave Jordan “Mr Birzoni” and Mary Hooton “Helen/Annabel/Alien”. Behind the scenes we have the writer Steve Timms, the director Antony Bowers-Smith, stage manager Chris Hall and designer Hannah Rowe with the award winning Ian Townsend supporting with dramaturgy of the script.

3- Organised Chaos

Following a number of top reviews and sell out shows this production will be Organised Chaos’ fourteenth since we started in 2009 – during this time we have showcased a lot of new talent to Northwest audiences – actors, writers, directors, designers to name a few of the roles involved in making a show a reality. In 2012 our production of AfterWords won Best New Writing at The Buxton Fringe Festival.

4- Well known writer

The writer, Steve Timms, has written a number of plays performed in Manchester: Everyone’s Paranoid (Contact rehearsed reading), Detox Mansion (24-7 Festival), Lovesick (24-7 Festival), and Temp/Casual (24-7 Festival, and Contact Theatre)

5- Dark comedy

The Distance Between Stars is a new play about grief, extra-terrestrials and ginger custard.

To see more information on the show and book tickets for The Distance Between Stars, visit our website –

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