Oli arrives at the door of Marianne, a now-forgotten sci-fi TV icon, impatient to make an impression, to make a friend. Marianne, a jobbing actress, knows about waiting – for the phone to ring, for her best friend to see her differently, for her turn at something more substantial than a half-remembered role on a cult TV show. He wants an autograph; she doesn’t want anything from him - or so she thinks. Yet as they start to explore each other’s worlds, they begin to discover what every good relationship needs: time and space.

Exploring the complexities of relationships, especially in the LGBTQ community, and the contrast in lived experiences across generations, Michael Dennis has crafted a story that is as much about joy and heartbreak as it is about quarries and transmat beams.

Making her West End debut, Star Trek: The Next Generation star Marina Sirtis will take the lead as Marianne in the world premiere of Dark Sublime, directed by Andrew Keates (As Is and Dessa Rose - Trafalgar Studios). Further casting, including an iconic voice of Science Fiction will be announced in 2019.

Dark Sublime is a love-letter to British sci-fi television – those that make it and those that adore it.


2 hours 30 minutes

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No refunds available after purchase

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Trafalgar Studio 2

14 Whitehall





4.5(2 reviews)
  • Alva

    Aug 5, 2019

    I loved it! I’m so glad I got to see it on the last day, thankfully i didn’t miss it! It was excellent, especially Marina Sirtis 👏👏👏🤗🥰 Great ensemble cast and the small space made it fabulously close-up/intimate and almost hands on! Unlike regular theatres where there’s a definite gap between you and the actors. It was great that the cast made full use of all the available space incl steps between audience seats, 👍 special light/sound effects were brilliant and really changed the set to something different, I wanted more of that! Keep up the good work for any future plays. Sadly Dark Sublime is over for now 😭

  • Nigel

    Jul 26, 2019

    A wonderful afternoon spent in a intimate theater watching a story off past fame with many laugh out loud moments all members off the cast were excellent.

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