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WINNER: SYNZ Tour Ready Production Award - NZ Fringe Festival 2021

WINNER: 'Best Theatre' at Auckland Fringe Festival 2020

WINNER: PANNZ Tour Ready Production Award 2020

NOMINATED: Sydney Fringe Festival 'Best Theatre' Award 2022

NOMINATED: Melbourne Fringe Festival Tour Ready Award 2022

“ original, suspenseful and genuinely moving script showcasing the talents of two amazing actors.

I didn’t move for 90 mins.”

ALONE is a multi award-winning Kiwi play about space exploration, feminism, climate change, and David Bowie. 

It's an exciting and innovative sci-fi thriller with sustainability at its core.  Created by a passionate group of Auckland based actors and artists, ALONE is an intense and thrilling ride to the edges of space and human nature.

Aboard a crowd-funded spacecraft called ‘The Lily of the Nile’, a two-woman crew are on the home stretch of a

two-year mission that could provide a solution for an Earth ravaged by climate change.


Pragmatic and passionate Doctor Sarah Taylor (Kat Glass) believes her work with alien micro-bacterium could make Earth habitable once more. Jessica Holland (Courtney Bassett) – a charismatic and quick-witted young pilot - is charged with getting Doctor Taylor’s work and samples home.


“An incredible achievement. I loved every moment of it.”

“Had us on the edge of the seat."

“If you have other plans tonight ditch them to go see this piece of art instead. ALONE is such a fantastic, beautiful, authentic and dark show. I mean it. Don’t miss out."


Written and Directed by Luke Thornborough

Starring: Kat Glass and Courtney Bassett

  Presented by Dusty Room Productions

Producers: Briar Collard and Kat Glass     

Stage Manager: Katie Querin      Scientific Advisor: Dr. Steve Wells     

Lighting Designer: Michael Goodwin      Costume Designer: Courty Kayoss   

Production Assistant: James Wright.   Sound Designer: Luke Thornborough     

Set Design: Courty Kayoss 

 Fight Coordinator/PT: Alexander James Holloway     Voice Over Artist/Mission Control: Steve Austin   

Story prompt by Courtney Bassett      Script Advisors: Kat Glass and Courtney Bassett


Check out some production photos of 'ALONE' below!  These photos were taken during ALONE's debut season at MOTAT Aviation Hangar at

the Auckland Fringe Festival, 2020.   

Photo credits
Production Images : Briar Collard.  Portraits : Luke Thornborough.  Awards Ceremony : Benny Joy Photography.


We've got big plans for our little show.  We'd love to tour nationally and internationally, and maybe even make a feature film. If you or your business think you can help us out - please get in touch.  We'd love to chat!

HERE'S a list of ideas of how you can support us.  

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Thank you

to the many generous people who have made this project possible. 

In support of our 2021 North Island tour, our thanks particularly to Auckland Vehicle Rentals, Hell Pizza, Lone Star, Joe's Garage, Elixir Cafe New Plymouth, Eyes and Ears Video Production, Calvin Sang, Chillbox Creative, Te Pou Theatre, Skycity, Rose Centre Belmont, Adam Rohe, University of Auckland, Tim Bray Theatre Company, Michael Wightman, Ben Sarten Imagery, Mark and Carol Thornborough, Becky and Steve Thornborough, Mary Rackham and Brian Bowler, Auckland Fringe Festival, Renee Liang, Stuart Hoar, Henric Matthiesen, Sandani Hiranya, Judith Clumpas, Hayley Robertson, Will Prosor, Ainsley Calderwood, Daryl Wong, Naiomi Murgatroyd, MOTAT, Amber Curreen, Emma Bishop, our generous venues, and our incredible Boosted supporters.


The 2021 Wellington season of ALONE at Te Auaha is made possible with the support of Creative NZ and NZ Fringe.

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