Action At A Distance

ARGONAUT bring their award-winning, five-star Edinburgh Fringe hit to New Diorama for its London premiere. 

In a small Nevada town, out-of-work plumber Chris stumbles across Josh, a charity worker exposing the truth behind US drone strikes in Syria and Iraq. Her fascination with his world and determination to win his approval sends her down a path towards desperation, obsession and the darkest of ethical dilemmas. 

Action At A Distance is a dark, twisty play about the relationship between the citizen and the nation in which they live, Obama's complicated legacy, and the extent to which we are willing to bend the rules of moral behaviour to help the people we love. 

This production is supported by the New Diorama Emerging Companies Fund.


ARGONAUT was founded in Norwich in early 2017 by writer Rory Horne and director Nina Cavaliero. Both are recent graduates of The University of East Anglia, and they have been working together on various projects since 2015. Action At A Distance is ARGONAUT's first production. 


2017 Summerhall Lustrum Award Winner

"Hugely promising...Rory Horne's writing keeps you gripped in this thriller, which reminds us we all have blood on our hands. Smart young writing." Lyn Gardner, The Guardian (Recommended show)

★★★★★ "Urgent, engaging and also deeply entertaining...Theatre at its most disturbing and thought-provoking" Broadway Baby

★★★★ "An exciting introduction to a promising new writing talent...Tight writing, smart direction and a stimulating exploration of an important subject matter" The Reviews Hub

★★★★ "A love story wrapped inside a geopolitical thriller...Frightening, thought-provoking and enlightening" The 730 Review

"A provocative piece of theatre from a promising young company which probes hugely complex moral dilemmas without ever falling prey to the trap of moralising" Exeunt