Gate Theatre brings Grounded to the Junction

Lucy Ellison stars in Ground, at the Junction.

Lucy Ellison stars in Ground, at the Junction. - Credit: Archant

Award winning group Gate Theatre has teamed up with Beckie Darlington for a brand new production, Grounded.

The play is coming to the Junction, in Cambridge, on Wednesday, February 18, as part of a nationwide tour.

Grounded tells the story of a hot-rod F16 fighter pilot who falls pregnant, bringing her career in the sky to an immediate halt.

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.

A spokesman for the Junction said: “A gripping, compulsive new play that flies from the heights of lyricism to the shallows of workaday existence, and targets our assumptions about war, family, and what it is to be a woman.”

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Tickets, priced at £12, and £8 for concessions, are available by calling 01223 511511 or going online at

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