In 1979, Ellen Ripley experiences a life-threatening betrayal when she exposes the true mission of her spaceship, the Nostromo.

In 2018, Kaitlin Tinker experiences birth in a public hospital.
On their lonely journeys to retrieve an extra-terrestrial parasitic being, both learn they are expendable.

Join award-winning ex-showgirl Tinker as she assumes the form of the world’s most-loved science fiction action heroine in her playwright debut. EARTHSIDE is a confessional odyssey that explores the far reaches of step-parenting, sequins, c-sections and all the things that eat us inside out.

Intergalactic adventure meets radical truth-telling in this darkly funny and brutally honest play boldly going where literally millions of humans have gone before.

So get on-board and strap in – we’ve made room for you on the spaceship. It’s time to bring this baby earthside.

Writer & Performer: Kaitlin Tinker

Producer: Sarita Leal

Director: Libby Klysz

Dramaturg: Geordie Crawley

Choreographer: Storm Helmore

Sound & AV Designer: Jeremy Turner

Set Builder: Eoin O’Briain

Lighting Designer: Chris Donnelly

Art Doula: Emma Maye Gibson

Stage Manager: Emily Stokoe



Event details

Venue: The Blue Room Theatre
Bookings: 08 9227 7005

Dates: Preview 21 April, Season 22 April – 7 May 2022 (Tue – Sat)
Times: 21-30 April 7pm, Tues 3 May 10.30 a relaxed performance where parents are welcome to bring their babies followed by post-show talk. Wed 4 May to Sat 7 May 8.30pm
Tickets: $25 - $30 from
Venue: The Blue Room Theatre, 53 James Street, Northbridge WA
Duration: 60 minutes