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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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Thought-provoking... propulsive drama... In a fireball performance, Lucy Ellinson portrays the Pilot.

The Washington Post

Ellison... is mesmerizing in her portrayal of the Pilot, whiplashing from one emotion to the next—anger, resignation, panic, false cheer—all glossed with a bravado that’s both humorous and heartbreaking.


Grounded, simple and elegant though it be, packs a punch greater than most high ticket productions will ever know… Christopher Haydon directs this 60-minute show with a subtle mixture of intensity and cheer; and he has put together a wonderful design team to make it all real.

DC Metro Theater Arts

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