TALES FROM STAR CITY
Cast and Creatives:
Writer / Director: Dan Dawes
Producer: Nina Flitman
Sound Design: Matt Part
Lighting Designer: Venus Raven (2019) and Andrew Whadcoat (2021)
Cultural Adviser: Genie Kaminski
Poster Design: SAAN Designs
Photography: Tom Grace
Programme Design: Claire Durrant
Recording by SPH Services
by Dan Dawes
King's Head Theatre: 31st March - 1st April, 2019
Hounslow Arts Centre: 26th August, 2021
The critically acclaimed play transferred to the King's Head theatre in Spring 2019, with Arts Council support. It also appeared at Hounslow Arts Centre in August 2021, during which time the performance was captured for film by SPH Services with support from Hounslow Borough Council. A Q&A with Dan Dawes and Tina Baston followed a live 'watch-along' of the play.
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.