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.

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'


'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:

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

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