Soviet Russia. 1957. The Space Race.
The unsung heroes of the Soviet space program outsmart the competition on a daily basis – breaking records and making history. A lone flight technician dreams of reaching the stars. However, as she climbs closer to success, the price of victory and the sins of a nation reveal themselves.
From the award-winning team at Second Chance Theatre (Between Solar Systems, Coincidences at the End of Time), Laika is a new staged radio play based on historical events that dares you to dream. Live foley transforms the theatre into launch pads, snow-covered Siberia, and even the depths of space.
How far would you go to achieve your dream?
★★★★☆ – ArtsHub
★★★★☆ – The Theatre Diary
★★★★ – The West Australian
★★★★ – OUTinPerth
Winner: Member’s Choice Award (Blue Room Theatre Awards)
Winner: Judge’s Choice Award (Blue Room Theatre Awards)
Winner: Best Independent Production (PAWA Awards)
Nominated: Best Production (Blue Room Theatre Awards)
Nominated: Best New Work (PAWA Awards)
Nominated: Best Supporting Actress (PAWA Awards)
Nominated: Best Design – Andrew David (Blue Room Theatre Awards)
Nominated: Best Publicity (Blue Room Theatre Awards)
Presented by The Blue Room Theatre & Second Chance Theatre
Premiere season: 12-30 Sept, 2017
Writer, Director & Lighting Designer: Scott McArdle | Producer: Natalie Di Risio | Starring: Daniel Buckle, St John Cowcher, Arielle Gray & Taryn Ryan | Live Foley Artist: Andrew David | Designer: Sara Chirichilli | Projectionist: George Ashforth| Stage Manager: Georgia Smith | Dramaturg: Alexa Taylor| Publicity: Jessica Russell | Composer: Robert Woods