19:45, Tue 11th – Sat 15th February 2014 at ADC Theatre
Lent Week 4
“They say you changed the whole sky and everything under it, Sergei Pavlovich. What does that mean?”
Rona Munro’s 2011 play, originally performed by the RSC, charts the fascinating life and largely untold story of Chief Designer Sergei Pavlovich Korolyov, who in spearheading the Soviet space programme, set humanity on a course to the stars. Munro’s play is one about personal endeavour in the face of personal and political strife, and ultimately tells a human story of success, enthusiasm and defeat. Although Yuri Gagarin was the first human being to ever look back on the Earth, Sergei Pavlovich Korolyov was the man that put him there.