Build A Rocket

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An explosive and passionate portrait of a young heroine of our times.

Credits:

Stephen Joseph Theatre & Tara Finney Productions Present
By Christopher York
Director: Paul Robinson
Designer: Helen Coyston
Lighting Designer: Ben Cowens
Composer & Sound Designer: Simon Slater

Key Cast:

Yasmin: Serena Manteghi

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13 September - 14 September 2019
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We are really pleased to offer Scarborough audiences another chance to see this explosive and passionate portrait of a young heroine of our times before it goes on a UK tour.

‘This isn’t the story of Icarus and Daedalus.
It’s Yasmin and Jack.
And we won’t fly too close to the sun.
We’ll fly through the f***er’

Yasmin is young and feisty and lives on the edge. A young mum, her Scarborough isn’t sandcastles, arcades and donkey rides. She’s been dealt a rough hand and has to decide whether to give in or get smart. But can the thing which threatens to ruin her life be the one thing which saves her?

Can she still be the architect of her own destiny?

An explosive and passionate portrait of a young heroine of our times.

Build A Rocket was made possible thanks to the support from our Script Development Fund Donors. This play was first presented at the SJT as part of our playreading programme in 2017 written by Scarborough born writer and actor, Christopher York.


Winner: Holden Street Theatres' Edinburgh Fringe Award
Winner: Adelaide Fringe Award

★★★★
The Telegraph

★★★★
The Scotsman

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Fest Magazine

★★★★
Edinburgh Guide

★★★★
The Wee Review

★★★★
Daily Business Magazine

★★★★
The Theatre Twittic

★★★★
Yorkshire Post

★★★★★
"it’s superb!"
The Clothesline

★★★★★
"that worthy and important kind of theatre that reminds us of things we should never have forgotten."
The Adelaide Show

★★★★ 1/2
Manteghi delivers what will surely be one of the best performances to be witnessed this Fringe"
Kryztoff RAW

★★★★
"Serena Manteghi is an absolute powerhouse"
InDaily

★★★★
The Barefoot Review

★★★★ 1/2
Sam About Town

★★★★
GLAM Adelaide

★★★★
FEST Mag


"It’s powerful and touching and shouldn’t be missed."
Theatre Travels

"Build a Rocket is life-affirming theatre... with a lead character and performance that enthralls"
The Adelaide Review

"A triumphant, uplifting and endlessly energetic tale"
The Advertiser

dates

Friday 13 September 2019, 7.45pm

Saturday 14 September 2019, 2.45pm

Saturday 14 September 2019, 7.45pm

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