Russell T. Davies’ Midnight was a cold, unflinching look at humanity under crisis that was as hard as the diamonds that made up the planets waterfalls.
Pitched as the polar opposite of ‘The Poseidon Adventure in space’ Voyage of the Damned, Series 4’s Midnight used the deceptively simple device of repetition to unnerve the less than noble but ultimately more human passengers of the Crusader 50 carrier.
RTD’s taut, claustrophobic episode that makes the most of its limited resources to inflict the kind of psychological horror that would make George A. Romero proud.
It’s perhaps the RTD’s best episode and now the Manchester’s finest the Lass O’Gowrie – home of the fabulous Vworp Who Con – are presenting a bold new staging of the script as part of its month-long LassFest celebrations. The staging of the episode as a play has been approved by the man himself, while complications concerning the star of the show have been dealt with via a simple name change.
The performances – which run nightly from the 2nd until the 7th of January at 9:00 pm (with a matinée performance at 4:00 pm on the 7th and 8th) – take place in the confines of the Salmon Room and promises to faithfully recreate that same tense atmosphere.
Tickets are available either on the door or via We Got Tickets for just £8.
Fans of British comics monolith 2000AD should also be aware that a performance of The Ballad of Halo Jones – by Alan Moore and Ian Gibson is scheduled for the 5th to the 7th of January, 2012. You can find out more on this via our sister site, Cult Britannia.