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Ever looked up into the cosmos and wondered if something was looking right back at you? Ever questioned your place in our infinite universe? Ever pondered the faux-biscuit nature of the Jaffa Cake?

You’re not alone.

Following the critically acclaimed season of Signals at 2018’s Edinburgh Fringe, The Cosmic Shambles Network and Footprint Theatre are bringing Signals to Northern Stage on Wednesday 2nd October as part of its UK debut tour.

Set in the control room of a remote radio telescope, Signals is a comedy that follows two radio astronomers and their search for alien life. They’ve waited years for something to happen, and this is the night everything changes.

Signals is about searching for meaning in a world we will never fully understand. It explores human connection, isolation, loneliness and how it feels to spend a lifetime searching for the intangible. There’s also some stuff about Jaffa Cakes.

Trent Burton, the Co-Director of The Cosmic Shambles Network says there’s a lot that makes Signals special; “Obviously the marriage of science, comedy and art is core to what we do, but it wasn’t just that. Or that it was interesting and funny, but it was the restraint and nuance in the storytelling, a warm embrace of the unknown.”

Signals is at Northern Stage, Newcastle on Wednesday 2nd October

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