Alien on Stage Documentary (SXSW) review

I must admit the first thing I thought when I heard about the stage adaptation of Alien was, how are they gonna do that?

Well, with plenty of blood, sweat and tears was my answer.

This heartfelt documentary charts the amateur theatre group from Dorset who are bus drivers by day, and performers by night.

After an initial hometown show with 20 attendees the showmakers receive an unexpected offer to crowdfund getting their show to the West End in London.

The sheer effort in creating items such as the Xenomorph and a fully moving face hugger are truly spellbinding and will certainly strike a chord with independent filmmakers starved of big budgets all over the world.

The biggest success of Alien on Stage is the sheer good-feeling it conveys with its endearing cast, who are clearly overwhelmed by the attention they are getting. You can feel their nerves and feel the goosebumps as they prepare for their big show.

Iconic scenes are recreated from Ridley Scott’s classic with such creative flair that will win over an audience member.

Alien on Stage is thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish.

Alien on Stage screened as part of the SXSW Film Festival.


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