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Alone on the night shift, two female data analysts monitor radio waves for signs of alien contact. Every shift is the same. But tonight is different. Tonight is the night they’ve been waiting for. The award-winning Footprint Theatre presents Signals, a show about human connection, space exploration and Jaffa Cakes. A new dark comedy that asks how it feels to be lost in the cosmos with only each other for company. Shortlisted for Underbelly and New Diorama's Untapped Award 2018 and Les Enfants Terribles' Stepladder Award 2018.

Footprint Theatre is an award-winning small scale touring theatre company established in 2014. It was founded in Sheffield out of a desire to make work for more intimate audiences in minimalist spaces. Collaboration is at the heart of everything we create. We prioritise the creative process over the final performance as we work together to craft intricate stories and detailed worlds. Footprint remains dedicated to exploring big ideas in uncomplicated ways. Previously our work has been performed at theatres such as New Diorama, HOME, Royal Exchange Theatre, Sheffield Theatres and Theatre Delicatessen.

The Cosmic Shambles Network creates and curates podcasts, digital content and live events for people with curious minds. People who want to find out more about our universe through science, art, history, philosophy, music, literature. People who believe ignorance is not bliss. People who want to keep on discovering and learning about our wondrous universe and who want to have a laugh while doing it. We believe we can never stop learning – science will never be finished and that’s exciting. The Cosmic Shambles Network brings together the world’s leading scientists, comedians, writers and performers to create entertaining content fuelled by curiosity. 


Buy two or more theatre shows for £8 each on the following shows (subject to availability):

Private Peaceful | Alice: Wonderland Through the Looking Glass | Signals | The Turn of the Screw | Murder Ballads | Outside the Box | The Incident Pit | BRAWN | Staying In | How to Be Amazingly Happy

Please call 0161 912 5616 or visit Waterside in person to take advantage of this offer.


"Remarkably human" - Broadway Baby on Signals

"A hint of magic" - The Stage on Signals

“Disturbingly brilliant.” – Sunday Times on Daniel 

“Brave and compelling work, especially from such a young company.” – Exeunt on Daniel 

“An exceptional work of art.” – Broadway Baby on Daniel


Approx. 50 mins, no interval.


14+ years.






  1. Oct. 12, 2019, 8 p.m. → Book Now