The Astronaut's Chair

Cast: 3f 2m, doubling

Staging: a desert, a desert airbase, a desert garden and a hospital garden - there should be a seamless flow of action

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 88 pages ISBN: 9781848423046Publication Date:
20 Sep 2012
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 88 pages ISBN: 9781780017013Publication Date:
7 Apr 2016
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Drum Theatre, Plymouth, 2012

The Astronaut's Chair

By Rona Munro

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A thrilling play about the race to be the first woman in space.

Renee Coburg is a gritty, glamorous aviator, the fastest, highest, bravest woman in the world. Jo Green is a determined, brilliant and much younger pilot with her eye on all Renee's records. They both want to be the first woman in space but there's only one chair at the top of the rocket.

Rona Munro's play The Astronaut's Chair was first performed at the Drum Theatre, Plymouth, in 2012. It followed her earlier play, Little Eagles, about the space race in Russia.

Press Quotes

'A beautifully written and sensitively executed docudrama'

Whatsonstage.com

'The play shows the impact global politics and the whims of leaders can have on individual lives. It doesn't shirk from examining how personal rivalries are exacerbated when women have to compete for a single chair at a table where every other seat is occupied by men'

The Guardian

'The dialogue is so elegant, so perfectly crafted and authentic... it's rare to see female power dynamics handled as subtly as they are here'

Exeunt Magazine

Cast: 3f 2m, doubling

Staging:a desert, a desert airbase, a desert garden and a hospital garden - there should be a seamless flow of action

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 88 pages ISBN: 9781848423046Publication Date:
20 Sep 2012
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 88 pages ISBN: 9781780017013Publication Date:
7 Apr 2016
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Rona Munro:

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

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