The Gate Theatre today announces an extension for its critically acclaimed, smash-hit production of George Brant’s Grounded which is returning to the Gate following two previous sell-out runs. The production, starring Lucy Ellinson, now runs for an extra week until 25 March.
She’s a hot-rod F16 fighter pilot. She’s pregnant. Her career in the sky is over. Now, she sits in an air-conditioned trailer in Las Vegas flying remote-controlled drones over the Middle East. She struggles through surreal 12 hours shifts far from the battlefield hunting terrorists by day and being a wife and mother by night.
Grounded was produced Off-Broadway in New York at the Public Theater, starring Anne Hathaway and a film of the play is currently in creation, also starring Hathaway.
Lucy Ellinson plays The Pilot. Her previous work for the Gate Theatre includes The Christians (also Traverse Theatre – Best Supporting Female Actor, Off-West End Awards), Trojan Women and Tenet (Gate Theatre and Greyscale).
Grounded is at The Gate Theatre from 23rd February to 25th March.