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How to Spot an Alien

How to Spot an Alien

By Georgia Christou
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781848427860, 64 pages, August 2018


Contains: one confused alien, two brave kids and a busted spaceship.

What do you do if you think your aunt is an alien? Twelve-year-old Jelly and her brother, Jonjo, have their suspicions. She won’t let them leave the house. Or ask questions. And she definitely won’t let them in the attic.

Join Jelly and Jonjo on their quest to discover the truth in a rip-roaring adventure through space, full of friendship, fun and flying saucers.

Georgia Christou's play How To Spot An Alien is ideal for space cadets age five and up to watch, read and perform. It was first produced in 2018 by Paines Plough in their pop-up theatre, Roundabout, in a co-production with Theatr Clwyd.


"Boasts a great storyline, thoughtful script, a pinch of silliness and some spot on physical humour. " —Three Weeks

"Absolutely captivating, filled with plenty of humour… whimsical and just a little bit wacky, older children will love this slightly gruesome tale. " —Edinburgh Festival for Kids

"An absolute romp. .. the children in the audience spent a lot of time on the edges of their seats, but there was also some excellent messaging about the importance of truth-telling, getting to the bottom of things, and integrity. " —Broadway Baby

"Captivating… a wild, high energy adventure. " —British Theatre Guide