A powerful and uplifting play about triumph over adversity.
Presented by Stephen Joseph Theatre & Tara Finney Productions
Yasmin is a bright 16-year-old from a small seaside town. In an instant, her world is turned upside down when she becomes pregnant with her son, Jack. Suddenly her life 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 - but can the thing which threatens to ruin her life actually be the thing which saves her?
Following international acclaim and an award-winning run at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, this powerful and uplifting one-woman show about a young mother from Scarborough returns to embark on an extensive UK tour.
Winner of the Holden Street Theatres' Edinburgh Fringe Award 2018, Adelaide Fringe Best Theatre Weekly Award 2019 and named The Sunday Mail’s Best Female Solo Show (Adelaide), Build a Rocket will see critically-acclaimed Serena Manteghi reprise her role as Yasmin. Hard-hitting yet inspiring, this funny and heart-warming production, written by Scarborough-born Christopher York, challenges our perceptions about young motherhood.
★★★★ “delivered with pedal-to-the-metal conviction” The Scotsman
★★★★ “A proper tour de force from a leading actor” Fest Magazine
★★★★ “an exciting modern take on the “kitchen sink” drama” Edinburgh Guide
★★★★ “A powerful one-woman show and a tour de force from Serena Manteghi whose performance blazes off the stage...” Yorkshire Post
Dates: Thursday 10th - Saturday 12th October 2019 | Start Time: 7.45pm
Duration: 75 mins (no interval) | Age Guidance: 12+ (contains strong language)
Performer: Serena Manteghi
Writer: Christopher York
Director: Paul Robinson
Designer: Helen Coyston
Lighting Designer: Ben Cowens
Composer & Sound Designer: Simon Slater