SPACE 50

As a child she wanted to be an astronaut. Now in the 21st century she can become a space tourist…

Driven by this lifelong passion Niki takes us on an epic expedition of extraordinary moments from history and her imagination. As the moon beckons, ambition exceeds logic and men risk their lives to touch down in a tiny tinfoil spacecraft. But when you achieve this astronomic goal and see the earth from outer space, what do you do with the rest of your life?

This spectacular show promises to engage from ignition to landing unpicking our astonishing journey to the heavens since 1957. Following research at Star City, the Cosmonaut Training Centre in Russia, meeting an Apollo astronaut and an endorsement from Arthur C. Clarke, award-winning performer Niki McCretton brings together an outstanding team of performers, filmmakers, musicians, writers and animators to present this milestone production.

Devised and performed by Niki McCretton and Jamie Wood

Directed by Guy Dartnell

Animations by Susan Sloan and Adam Venner

Text by Andrew Smith, Author of Moondust

Research Support by Piers Bizony, Author of Space 50

Music by Paul Riordan

Films by Kathy Hinde

Friday 11 May 2007 @ 8pm

Event Details

Niki McCretton