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