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“My pulse quickens.
It is not a fair fight, but it quickens.”

She’s a hot-rod F16 fighter pilot. She’s pregnant. Her career in the sky is over. Now, she sits in an air-conditioned trailer in Las Vegas flying remote-controlled drones over the Middle East. She struggles through surreal 12 hour shifts far from the battlefield, hunting terrorists by day and being a wife and mother by night.

Winner of a Fringe First award (2013), Grounded is a gripping, compulsive new play that flies from the heights of lyricism to the shallows of workaday existence. This extraordinary play targets our assumptions about war, family, and what it is to be a woman.

Post-show talk: Wed 8 Oct

Panellists from the University of Warwick

  • Christine Battersby – Reader Emerita in Philosophy / Associate Fellow of the Centre for Research in Philosophy, Literature & the Arts
  • Dr. Maria do Mar Pereira – Assistant Professor / Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender
  • Rogan Collins – Doctoral Candidate in Politics and International Studies


★★★★★ The Scotsman, Evening Standard, WhatsOnStage, Exeunt

★★★★ The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Independent, Financial Times, The Herald, The Times, The Telegraph, Time Out

“An essential story for our times.” The Scotsman

“A searing piece of writing, and gets the blistering performance it deserves from Ellinson.” The Guardian

“We’re gripped from the first lines of George Brant’s snappy, sparky staccato script.” Evening Standard

Please note: The show will be performed on a thrust stage with two rows on either side facing towards the stage. If you have any questions, please call Box Office on 024 7652 4524 and one of our Box Office Assistants can help you.