In 1977 NASA launched Voyagers 1 and 2 to explore the outer solar system. After their mission was complete, these spacecraft continued into deep space carrying golden phonograph records which contained sounds and images from Earth. This show is about the lifeforms who find those records. And whether they decide to reply.
Sketches and characters from Gemma Arrowsmith (Tracey Ullman’s Show, Dave Gorman’s Modern Life is Goodish, Charlie Brooker’s How TV Ruined Your Life) charting the best and worst humanity has to offer.
The greatest female comedy actor of the 21st century, says Vic Reeves. -Vic Reeves
Gemma is brilliaaaaaant! - Paul Whitehouse
Pitch perfect. -The Times (for Tracey Ullman’s Show)
She is simply a brilliant actor, a cut above all other Fringe sketch comics. – Broadway Baby
In the last year Gemma has written and performed on Tracey Ullman’s Show (BBC One), Newsjack and The Now Show (BBC Radio 4) and written for Dave Gorman’s Modern Life is Goodish (Dave)/
As an actor she has appeared in Merlin, Hustle, Charlie Brooker’s How TV Ruined Your Life, Dead Boss, Playhouse Presents…Damned, Home Time and Paul Whitehouse’s Nurse amongst others.
For Children’s BBC, she has been a regular in DNN: Definitely Not Newsround, Hacker Time, Vic Reeves’ Ministry of Curious Stuff and Relic: Guardians of the Museum.
Gemma runs the YouTube channel Sketches in My Flat and the podcast Hayley & Ruth: Two Stars which is hosted by the British Comedy Guide. You can also find her on the Your Life YouTube channel, hosting a series of science videos called Melt Your Brain.
Earthling will be her third solo show, after Defender of Earth in 2012 and Everything That’s Wrong with the Universe in 2015. Before that she was half of double act Mould & Arrowsmith and took a trilogy of shows to the Edinburgh Fringe.