Little Eagles
Paperback, 144 pages ISBN: 9781848421462Publication Date:
14 Apr 2011
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Royal Shakespeare Company at Hampstead Theatre, London, 2011

Little Eagles

By Rona Munro

Paperback £9.99£7.99

Fifty years after Yuri Gagarin's first orbit around the Earth, Little Eagles tells the fascinating and little-known story of Sergei Korolyov, chief designer and unsung hero of the Soviet space programme.

Under Korolyov's leadership the 'little eagles' of the USSR beat the Americans in the early stages of the space race, achieving a series of firsts, including the first human in space.

Rona Munro's gripping play illuminates the life and work of a brilliant engineer who struggled to meet the military demands of his ruthless political masters, whilst devoting as much time as possible to his real passion, exploring outer space.

Little Eagles was first staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company at Hampstead Theatre, London, in 2011.

Press Quotes

'What Munro gives us is not just a tribute to an unsung hero but a fascinating study of Korolyov's growing conflict with the military and political machine... a gripping story'

Guardian

'It's all terrific dramatic material'

Daily Mail

'Some speeches are verbal wonders'

Arts Desk

'Wry humour, and charged emotional moments... remind us of the writer who penned both Bold Girls and Iron'

Herald, Scotland
Paperback, 144 pages ISBN: 9781848421462Publication Date:
14 Apr 2011
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Rona Munro:

James I: The Key Will Keep the Lock
Pandas
The Astronaut's Chair
Bold Girls
Long Time Dead
Iron
Scuttlers
The Maiden Stone
James III: The True Mirror
Saturday at the Commodore
Fugue
Your Turn to Clean the Stair & Fugue
The House of Bernarda Alba
The James Plays
Mary Barton (stage version)
Your Turn to Clean the Stair
The Last Witch
The Basement Flat
Captain Corelli's Mandolin (stage version)
The Indian Boy
Gilt
James II: Day of the Innocents
Strawberries in January

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