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New Apollo 13 online play to stream from October

Apollo 13 play

A new play based on the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission is to be streamed online.

Apollo 13: The Dark Side of the Moon will premiere October 8 at 8:30PM and be available to watch until December 31.

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The piece, written by Torben Betts, will explore "the outer limits of faith, hope and the power of the human spirit."

Tickets are available online here from £10.

The cast features Tom Chambers (Father Brown), Christopher Harper (Coronation Street), Michael Salami (Hollyoaks) with Jenna Augen (Episodes), Poppy Roe (Royal Matchmaker), Philip Franks (Darling Buds of May) and Willie Jonah (The Iron Lady)

Directed by Alastair Whatley and Charlotte Peters, the creative team includes design from David Woodhead, editing by Tristan Shepherd, sound design by Dominc Bilkey, music by Sophie Cotton, movement direction by Simon Pittman and casting by Ellie Collyer-Brisow CDG.

A synopsis shares: "Stranded 205,000 miles from Earth in a crippled spacecraft, astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert fight a desperate battle to survive.

"77 hours into their mission they lose all communications with Earth as they pass around the dark side of the Moon. Further from home than mankind has ever been, in total darkness and facing impossible odds of survival the Astronauts confront themselves and each other.

"Marking 50 years since the launch of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission, and based, in part, on actual transcripts, this brand-new online play is a captivating re-telling of one of the greatest space stories of all time."

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