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When a hot-shot fighter pilot’s unexpected pregnancy grounds her, she’s reassigned to fly drones in Afghanistan from a trailer outside Vegas. A sold-out hit at the Edinburgh Fringe, this gripping solo show explores the screened in, greyed-out, hyped-up world of remote warfare in an acclaimed production from London’s Gate Theatre.

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Grounded is a heartbreaking, beautiful, necessary, and perfectly-structured solo drama…an essential story for our times.

The Scotsman

A stratospheric level of theatrical intensity.

The Telegraph

As close to perfection as is possible to imagine...Grounded is a powerful, hallucinogenic experience.

What's On Stage

The Artists


Lucy Ellinson
The PilotLucy Ellinson

Production Team

George Brant
PlaywrightGeorge Brant
Oli Townsend
Set and Costume DesignerOli Townsend
Mark Howland
Lighting DesignerMark Howland
Tom Gibbons
Sound DesignerTom Gibbons
Benjamin Walden
Video DesignerBenjamin Walden