Tales from Star City
by Dan Dawes 
and
The Letter of Last Resort
by David Greig

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Tales from Star City is blasting off on a UK tour after two five star runs in London. It forms part of a double-bill of Cold War themed plays with The Letter of Last Resort by acclaimed Scottish playwright David Greig, presented by our partners, PlayGC Theatre. During the tour, we will be raising money in support of the charity War Child, helping victims of the current conflict in Ukraine. DONATE HERE

Please note: The performance at Town and Gown, Cambridge, is Tales from Star City only

and the performance at St Andrew's Church, Shaftesbury, is The Letter of Last Resort only

This double-bill of short plays explores the brightest and darkest moments of Cold War history through two tautly written and gripping dramas


Tales From Star City | By Dan Dawes

​The Soviet Union. 1967. The Space Race is at its height. One woman, Polina Semyenova, is at the centre of it all. She is the listener.​ Hidden away in the pithily named ‘Closed Military Townlet No. 1’, Polina looks back on her dreams of being part of the great Communist movement, during one of the most dramatic decades of the Cold War.​ Join Polina as she reaches for the stars, and journeys through some of the brightest and darkest moments of the Space Race


The Letter of Last Resort | By David Greig 

It’s late on the night after the general election. The new Prime Minister is working when she is interrupted by a request - a letter needs to be written, by her alone. It can only say one of two things, but its implications could change the face of the earth forevermore… This gripping, thought-provoking one-act drama skillfully unpacks the debate around nuclear weapons and the complex power they hold