Action at a Distance

A geopolitical thriller about desperation, detachment and drones.

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 obsession and the darkest of ethical dilemmas. Action at a Distance is a dark, thrilling play about the relationship between the citizen and the nation in which they live, Obama's complicated legacy, and how far we’re willing to bend the rules of moral behaviour to help the ones we love.

Please note this performance contains strong language. 

Part of INCOMING Festival, a co-production between A Younger Theatre and New Diorama Theatre in association with HOME. 


Argonaut was founded in Norwich in 2017 by writer Rory Horne and director Nina Cavaliero, recent graduates from the University of East Anglia. The company was recently announced as one of the New Diorama Theatre's 2018/19 Graduate Emerging Companies. This is their debut production. 


“Hugely promising… Smart young writing.” The Guardian

★★★★★ "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 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

Summerhall Lustrum Award Winner 2017 
Longlisted for Amnesty International's Freedom of Expression Award 2017

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INCOMING is a festival celebrating the best emerging theatre companies from across the UK, co-curated by A Younger Theatre and New Diorama Theatre. Across 10 days INCOMING showcases 20 companies as well as a series of workshops and discussions. And this year we are delighted to be partnering with HOME in Manchester, to present the festival across the two cities. / @IncomingFest / #IncomingFestival

INCOMING Festival is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and New Diorama Theatre's Emerging Companies Fund.