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Saturday 01 April 2006 - Saturday 31 March 2007
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The Cosmonaut’s Last Message to the Woman He Once Loved in the Former Soviet Union has its companion piece in Pyrenees, in which the characters of Keith and Vivienne are explored further. In Cosmonauts, however, their inability to communicate forms the backdrop to a study of human nature, communication and variations on reality. As Oleg and Casimir orbit the earth; two unaware throwbacks to the Soviet era alone in space; Casimir’s daughter Nastasja falls in and out of affairs, constantly trying to find her father ‘in the sky’.
In order to reflect the sense of transience embodied in Nastasja contrasted with the earthiness of Vivienne, the influence of media and flux on everyday life, Director Nicola Cross and Stage Manager Alex Robertson aim to create an interactive flying set with the two cosmonauts physically suspended from the ceiling of Bedlam Theatre, a feat as yet un-attempted in the theatre’s history. Meanwhile, James Turner Inman will, I’m sure, be turning on some lights, somewhere. He usually is.