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Oli arrives at the door of Marianne, a now-forgotten sci-fi TV icon, impatient to make an impression, to make a friend. Marianne, a jobbing actress, knows about waiting – for the phone to ring, for her best friend to see her differently, for her turn at something more substantial than a half-remembered role on a cult TV show. He wants an autograph; she doesn’t want anything from him - or so she thinks. Yet as they start to explore each other’s worlds, they begin to discover what every good relationship needs: time and space.

Exploring the complexities of relationships, especially in the LGBTQ community, and the contrast in lived experiences across generations, Michael Dennis has crafted a story that is as much about joy and heartbreak as it is about quarries and transmat beams.

Making her West End debut, Star Trek: The Next Generation star Marina Sirtis will take the lead as Marianne in the world premiere of Dark Sublime, directed by Andrew Keates (As Is and Dessa Rose - Trafalgar Studios). Further casting, including an iconic voice of Science Fiction will be announced in 2019.

Dark Sublime running time: 
2h including interval
Michael Dennis
Andrew Keates
Cast list:
Mark Gatiss (Voiceover), Marina Sirtis, Kaku Mills, Jacqueline King, Simon Thorp and Sophie Ward

Trafalgar Studio Two

14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY
Nearest tube:
Charing Cross

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Marina Sirtis to star in world premiere of Dark Sublime at Trafalgar Studios
Thursday, May 23, 2019

The full casting for the upcoming world premiere of Dark Sublime at Trafalgar Studio Two has been announced. Written by Michael Dennis, Dark Sublime is a sci-fi comedy play that tells the story of Marianne, a sci-fi TV icon whose celebrity status is lower than before. When a fan wants her autograph, Marianne doesn’t want anything to do with him. But, as they start to learn about each other, Marianne learns that, just like sci-fi, time and space makes a healthy relationship.

Mark Gatiss
Mark Gatiss to provide voiceover in Dark Sublime
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Mark Gatiss will lend his voice to a character in the upcoming world premiere of Dark Sublime at Trafalgar Studio Two. Dark Sublime is a science-fiction inspired play that tells the story of Oli, a previous sci-fi icon who just wants to make a friend. When he meets Marianne, an actress who is looking for her big break, the pair begin to learn more about each other in their own time and spaces.

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