Until 22 August
“George Brant’s writing is compelling and has rightly won awards.”
"Grounded” is an intense theatrical experience of sustained suspense that quite literally ends with a bang."
“Munro’s absorption of her character is complete and utterly authentic“
-Blue Curtains Brisbane
“...both the writing and Munro’s acting are so strong that you leave the theatre both energised and a little shell-shocked. It is an excellent performance, meriting the wrapped silence and standing ovation.“
“If you want to see this year’s best performance and be part of the crowd who’ll say, “I saw her first” when she accepts an Academy Award one day, don’t miss Libby Munro in GROUNDED.“
“In all, Grounded is an extremely topical piece of theatre that is given a brilliant treatment in the hands of this particular team of experts.“
“Munro is simply extraordinary in the role.“
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She was the queen of the skies. The Air Force’s finest. Top Gun. She lived for the squeeze of the trigger as she rained missiles down on the minarets below. But then she fell in love, fell pregnant, and fell back to earth with a bump.
Rekindling her career, The Pilot finds warfare has changed. No longer soaring above the battlefield, instead she slumps in a chair in the Nevada desert, peering at images of a different desert half a world away for twelve hours at a time. She’s a Reaper drone pilot, remotely controlling a death-dealing robot, a pitiless $11 million eye in the sky that can obliterate a convoy or village in seconds.
As the sands of America and Afghanistan start to blur, The Pilot realises it’s one thing to go off to war, but quite another to fight a war wirelessly, clock off, and kiss your child goodnight.
Featuring Libby Munro, who stunned audiences and critics with her blistering Matilda award winning performance in 2013's Venus in Fur, as The Pilot.