The actor and writer takes audiences on a gripping journey for The Moonwalkers: A Journey with Tom Hanks show which has transformed London’s Lightroom into a huge space spectacle. 

Actor Tom Hanks in the new Moonwalkers immersive experience which has opened in London

Source: Justin Sutcliffe

Tom Hanks has a passion for space, previously serving on the board of governors of the National Space Society and has been honoured by the Space Foundation.

Groups of more than ten can save on tickets to the immersive experience which promises a unique perspective on humankind’s historic and future voyages to the moon. 

Co-written by Tom Hanks and Christopher Riley, the show reflects the extraordinary stories of the historic Apollo missions at a spectacular scale, blending original NASA footage and breathtaking images from Andy Saunders’ Apollo Remastered.

The production, which runs until 21st April, features newly filmed interviews between Hanks and astronauts from the current Artemis program, offering audiences a glimpse into the future of crewed surface missions to the moon.

The Moonwalkers: Tom Hank’s love of space

The star has a lifelong passion for space. He served on the Board of Governors of the National Space Society and has been honoured by the Space Foundation. Hanks produced the HBO mini-series From the Earth to the Moon and co-wrote the IMAX film Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D. He also won acclaim for his performance as astronaut Captain Jim Lovell in Apollo 13.

Actor Tom Hanks interviews astronauts for the new Moonwalkers immersive experience in London

Source: Justin Sutcliffe

Tom Hanks interviewed astronauts from the recent Artemis programme for the Moonwalkers production.

Hanks said: “As a youth, I was deeply affected by the Apollo missions finally taking us to the moon for the first time in human history.  I would have gone myself, given the chance.  I’ve worked on many projects to re-create those times and to bring alive the scale, the risks, and the accomplishment of the voyages; the dedication and commitment of the human being who made each journey, the story of each chapter of Apollo.

“The extraordinary, unique production capabilities of Lightroom have allowed me, alongside writer Christopher Riley, directors Nick Corrigan and Lysander Ashton, and composer Anne Nikitin, to tell what we believe is the most visceral and enthralling version to date.  We can include everyone on humanity’s journey beyond our earth of 50 years ago and for those about to come with a prelude to the next time human beings will walk on the moon: the Artemis missions.”

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About the Lightroom

Described as the new home for spectacular artist-led shows, the Lightroom opened in Lewis Cubitt Square, Kings Cross, in March 2023 with a David Hockney collaboration. Its bar is open day and night offering drinks, coffees and teas as well as snacks. Its part of Coal Drops Yard which has more than 50 shops, cafes and bars, all within walking distance from King’s Cross and St Pancras stations. 

Group travel organisers can email or call 0300 303 4216 for bookings and enquiries.