Alone on the night shift, two data analysts monitor radio waves for signs of alien contact. Every shift is the same. But tonight is different. Tonight is the night they’ve been waiting for.

The award-winning Footprint Theatre returns to Incoming Festival with a brand new show, Signals, a show about human connection, space exploration and Jaffa Cakes. A new dark comedy that asks how it feels to be lost in the cosmos with only each other for company.

Shortlisted for the Underbelly and New Diorama Untapped Award 2018.

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


Footprint Theatre is an emerging company founded in Sheffield in 2014. Collaboration is at the heart of everything we create. Our process is always prioritised over the final performance as we work together to craft intricate stories and detailed worlds. We remain dedicated to exploring big ideas in uncomplicated ways.


“Disturbingly brilliant.” Sunday Times on Daniel 

“Brave and compelling work, especially from such a young company.” Exeunt on Daniel

“An exceptional work of art.” Broadway Baby on Daniel

“Footprint Theatre is clearly a company to watch.” Manchester Theatre Awards on Daniel

Judges' Award for Creative Collaboration and the Judges' Commendation for Directing (National Student Drama Festival 2016) - for Daniel. 

Shortlisted for the Underbelly and New Diorama Untapped Award 2018 - for Daniel. 

Twitter: @_footprint



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.