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Nominated as one of the top 10 plays
The Seymour Centre hosts another superb play called Grounded written by American playwright, George Brant. Grounded is a one-woman drama about an F16 fighter pilot, a rock star of the great big blue above. She loves the sky.
Kate Cole in 'Grounded'
This story of war is from a female perspective. Kate Cole is outstanding as the unnamed pilot. She gets married and unexpectedly becomes pregnant. Her career in the sky is over. She is grounded. There is bitterness and sadness when she says, "Stick me in the chairforce", so she sits in a trailer in the Nevada desert flying remote-controlled drones that deliver death in places that are in distant lands. She then goes home and attempts to be "happy" with her husband and her young daughter who loves pink ponies. While the pressure builds to track a key target, The Pilot experiences intense struggle between the role of a soldier and the role of a loving mother. Where are battle lines drawn, and where is reality?
Kate Cole received a thunderous applause for her exceptional performance of the battle that raged within The Pilot. Directed by Kirsten von Bibra, Grounded was nominated by The Guardian and The London Standard as one of the top 10 plays of 2013. It was also nominated for five Green Room Awards, including production, director, composer, set designer and best actress for Kate Cole. Grounded is part of the Reginald Season 2015 at the Seymour Centre.