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The Astronaut's Chair
Paperback, 88 pages ISBN: 9781848423046Publication Date:
20 Sep 2012
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (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
Paperback, 88 pages ISBN: 9781848423046Publication Date:
20 Sep 2012
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
EPUB, 88 pages ISBN: 9781780017013Publication Date:
7 Apr 2016
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Rona Munro:

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

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