This show finished on Saturday 31 March 2007, and this page is being kept for archival purposes only.

Dates

Saturday 01 April - Saturday 31 March

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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.


Cast and Crew

Costumes
Colleen Patterson
Director
Nicola Cross
Producer
Lucy Jackson
Producer
Alex Hall
Graphics
Nick Kay
Assistant
Kate Jagger
Stage Manager
Alex Robertson
Chief Rigger
Dan Currie
Rigger
Amy Curry
Rigger
Russell Gill
Rigger
Emily Carroll
Rigger
Malcolme Reid
Rigger
Katie Froude
Rigger
Will Ellison
Belayer
Mike Shannon
Belayer
Alex Hall
Belayer
Alex Engel
Belayer
Will Ellison
Health and Safety supervision
David Larking
Assistant
Alex Randall
Technical Manager
James Turner Inman
Technical Manager
Xander Macmillan
Oleg
Nick Kay
Casimir
Robin Stewart
Kieth/Bernard
Fred Gordon
Vivienne/Sylvia
Cat Hoyle
Claire/Natasja
Christina Logue
Proprietor/Eric
Harry Wright
Patient
Tom Paul
Understudy
Michael Whitham