Alien on Stage

Alien on Stage

Alien on Stage

Ridley Scott's classic sci-fi horror Alien receives a low-budget but serious stage adaptation from a group of Dorset Bus Drivers in this year-in-the-making documentary. More

This is a story about a unique crew of Dorset Bus Drivers whose amateur dramatics group decide to ditch doing another pantomime and try something different. They spent a year creating a serious adaptation of the sci-fi, horror film, Alien; finding ingenious solutions to pay homemade, homage to the original film. The show is a crushing flop but fate gives them a second chance to find their audience.

Whilst still adjusting to the idea that their serious show is actually a comedy, the group find out they’re suddenly being whisked from their village hall to a London West End theatre to perform this accidental masterpiece for one night only. With wobbly sets, awkward acting and special effects requiring 'more luck than judgement’, will their West End debut be alright on the night?

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202086 minsUK
Documentary

Alien on Stage | Reviews

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Variety

Variety

While I'm glad Kummer's camera was there to capture it, the movie doesn't reveal enough about the performers' backgrounds or personalities.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

This wildly entertaining documentary about an amateur stage production of Alien plays like a lost Christopher Guest film.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

Alien On Stage stumbles in the beginning, but once it finds its feet, it is worth a watch.

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IGN

IGN

On stage, this Alien remake is a total scream.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

The film lacks some context that might help larger audiences forge a stronger connection.

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