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The Astronaut Wives Club


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)

Production Team 

Al Smith

Bea Holland

Assistant Director
Anna Fenton Garvey 

Simon Wells 

Assistant Designer & Costume Supervisor
Helena Bonner

Sound & Lighting Designer
Will Alder 

Production Manager 
Jack Greenyer and Jack Boissieux for Infinity Technical

Company Stage Manager
Anthony Papamichael 

The Company 


    Naila Barrett                             Millie Boardman


    Francesca Hess                     Helena Morais 


   Joyce Omotola                           Hattie Parker

Lola Shalam



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