BUILD A ROCKET
DATES & TIMES
MONDAY 9TH AUGUST
Tickets for this performance are available across a number of timezones, including BST (Edinburgh, London), EDT (Toronto, New York), PDT (Vancouver, Los Angeles, Seattle), AEST (Sydney).
BY CHRISTOPHER YORK
Winner of the Holden Street Theatres’ Edinburgh Fringe Award 2018, Adelaide Fringe Best Theatre Weekly Award and The Sunday Mail’s Best Female Solo Show 2019, Build a Rocket is a powerful and uplifting one-woman show about triumph over adversity.
Yasmin is a bright 16-year-old from a small seaside town. In an instant, her life is turned upside down when she becomes pregnant with her son, Jack. Suddenly her Scarborough isn’t sandcastles, arcades, and donkey rides. Abandoned by both the father of her child and her alcoholic mother, Yasmin faces one of life’s great challenges completely alone – it’s just Yasmin and Jack against the world. But can the thing which threatens to ruin her life actually be the thing which saves her?
“Best new British play of the year” The Stage
★★★★ “a breathless, swaggering hour of female endurance and defiance” The Telegraph
★★★★ “a powerful one-woman show and a tour-de-force from Serena Manteghi whose performance blazes off the stage” Yorkshire Post
★★★★ “delivered with pedal-to-the-metal conviction” The Scotsman
★★★★ “told with ferocious energy and raw emotion…Manteghi is an absolute powerhouse” InDaily
10/10 “Manteghi brings a bold, courageous energy to this role, displaying an astonishing range of emotions and characters” The Adelaide Show Podcast
Written by Christopher York
Yasmin played by Serena Manteghi
Originally directed by Paul Robinson and produced by Stephen Joseph Theatre and Tara Finney Productions
BOOK YOUR TICKETS
MONDAY 9TH AUGUST
HOW TO SELECT YOUR TICKETS
Tickets start from £6, however we’re kindly asking you to consider paying more if you can. There are several options for you to choose from.
If there is more than one person watching on the same device, please also consider buying a “household” ticket. If you want tickets for people to watch on separate devices, you need to buy the appropriate number of single tickets.
A minimum of 25% of every ticket purchased for SHEDINBURGH 2021 will go into the SHED LOAD OF FUTURE FUND; a fund that will directly support the next generation of Fringe artists.
HOW TO WATCH
Once you’ve purchased a ticket, you’ll receive an email with a link that will grant you access to the stream during the viewing window. The performances are live streamed so please note that the videos won’t be available after the stream has ended.
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