National Youth Theatre present
The Astronaut Wives Club
By Al Smith
Directed by Bea Holland
The Faraway Forest, Latitude Festival
18 - 21 July
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Marking 50 years since man first set foot on the moon, Britain’s most exciting young talent from the National Youth Theatre stage award-winner Al Smith’s all-female fast-paced comic drama.
No unmarried man goes into space girls... They can’t fly without us.
Set in Florida in the summer of 1971 at a gathering of astronauts’ wives the night Apollo 15 went to the dark side of the moon, this bubbling and bitchy drama about those left behind by the space race is stylishly directed with wit and wonder by Bea Holland.
“Desperate housewives in space” Evening Standard
Commissioned by the NYT as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, the play premiered at the Soho Theatre in a production directed by Richard Wilson in 2006.
Al Smith is a BBC Radio Award winner and his credits include Harrogate (Royal Court and Hightide) and Diary of a Mad Man (Gate Theatre)
Anna Fenton Garvey
Assistant Designer & Costume Supervisor
Sound & Lighting Designer
Jack Greenyer and Jack Boissieux for Infinity Technical
Company Stage Manager
Naila Barrett Millie Boardman
Francesca Hess Helena Morais
Joyce Omotola Hattie Parker