The Mission: Occupy Mars

“Human beings wanted for hazardous Journey. Low Wages, bitter cold, long hours of complete darkness. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in event of success. You answered in your thousands. Perhaps it was testament to how bad things had gotten on Earth. Perhaps you have always been like this. Drawn to the horizon.”

The Mission: Occupy Mars is a live game played between 50 people all trying, simply, to survive on Mars. But what is survival? do we need more than just to breathe and eat? what would you fight for if we could start everything over again on a brand new planet? Touching on the scientific, the cultural and the political, The Mission explores the struggles of the contemporary world.

Written and created by Exit Productions (Joe Ball, Peter Dewhurst and Nick Murray) and supported by Battersea Arts Centre. It has been performed at Battersea Arts Centre, MAC Birmingham, Wilton’s Music Hall, Latitude Festival, and is currently touring. 

Please contact Nick if you would like to see the visual interface he coded and designed for the show.

Illustration by Brendan O’Rourke.