Argonaut Theatre presents

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.

“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

Want to know more about Argonaut Theatre?

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.


  • Running time 1 hr 10 mins (no interval)
  • This show contains strong language
  • £5 all tickets