Is There Anybody Out There?

You are invited to enjoy a programme of original spoken word within the perfectly intimate setting of Wakefield’s Orangery.

Four ‘northern voices’ will take to the stage to deliver their work in contrasting styles, all exploring the human experience and the questions that come with it.

The event is headlined by Third Angel’s Alexander Kelly, who has written a piece especially for the evening, asking whether there’s life out there, or not.

We step out of our solar system, into the universe,
seeking only peace and friendship…….

600 People by Alexander Kelly

So says the message from the human race on the Voyager spacecraft. But is there, y’know, anyone out there? Alex really wanted to know so he went to speak to an astrobiologist to find out. This is what he learned: Stellar Wobble. Light Clocks. The Mirror Test.
The Distance Ladder. And murderous dolphins.

Alexander Kelly is co-artistic director of Sheffield based, internationally acclaimed theatre company, Third Angel, with whom he devises, directs, writes, designs and performs. The company makes a range of work connecting the territories of theatre, live art, installation, film, video, photography and digital & online media, which tours throughout Britain, mainland Europe and beyond.

Follow him on Twitter @AlexanderKelly.

TICKETS: £8/£6 • box office: 01942 215550 •


Brought to you by Wakefield’s Orangery in partnership with The Culture House and one of a series
of new events being supported by Arts Council England to develop spoken word in the north.