Apollo 11

Theatre (historical, new writing)

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Description

On 20th July, 1969, thousands of people gathered to watch two remarkable firsts: the first all-night broadcast on British television, and the first man walking on the surface of the moon. Apollo 11 returns to those people gathered around the sofa on that incredible night, after which the world would never be the same.

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  • Accessible entry: Up a large flight of stairs and through a narrow corridor
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
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Kathryn Wright 33 days ago

I'm so happy I was able to catch this show. It was funny, heartwarming and all around enjoyable. I also thought the sets were very quirky.

Mike Tivnen 34 days ago

Entertaining theatre on a shoestring. The night of 20/21st July 1969 - the first moon landing - is documented by detailing what various groups of people somewhere in London were getting up to and how they were preparing for the UK’s very first late night telethon. We meet: a policeman patrolling the near-deserted streets; a get together of four 20-somethings who don’t all hit it off; a couple of kids staying up late unbeknown to their disapproving parents; a gaggle of international TV correspondents at NASA, and a science fiction writer doing something in his office I can’t reveal without a spoiler alert. And at the end much tying together of these strands as they first of all reveal the connections and – finally- all gaze in awe at their TVs as - movingly - Neil Armstrong makes that giant leap for mankind. As a 14 year old I stayed up to watch it long after my parents had gone to bed. This really brought back to me the historic nature of not only the landing but of the all-night TV coverage of it and of the people who – like me – stayed up to watch it. I mean it is all held together by sellotape and cardboard, but that's part of its charm

Ali McCabe 36 days ago

Absolutely loved this show, came out with my face aching from laughing, the cast were obviously at ease with their characters and were truly believable in their numerous roles. Fabulous script and well worth the visit, hope to see future productions

Michael Opina 37 days ago

Really good show. Brilliant production. All the characters shows enthusiasm. Would love to watch them performing in a big stage.

A Smith 37 days ago

Theatre at its most basic, but in a good way. The props are straight out of Blue Peter, but the talent and enthusiasm of the performers shines through. It's all about human relationships, linked by a desire to witness the first moon landing, so more about people than space. It was an enjoyable performance and worth a visit.

Jane Wiffin 38 days ago

This was a fantastic evocation of the impact of the Apollo moon landing on everyday domestic life in Britain and reflects on the politics of the day including Vietnam, the Cold War and youth identities. There was even a pastiche of Dixon of Dock Green! A talented and young cast., There were some stand out performances. Go and see. Last chance tomorrow

Lee McQue 40 days ago

Clever production, with lots going on that tied together brilliantly! Well acted with authentic and humorous reminders of the decade! It managed to keep me engrossed the whole way through (no easy task!). Would definitely recommend

Alasdair Lindsay 40 days ago

Worth it for the finale alone. An interesting and well researched piece that knows what it is and goes beyond it. One small step for Ned Fleeman, one giant leap for theatre

Tom Rowntree 40 days ago

This show has a huge amount of character and charm and I would absolutely recommend it. The script is warm and full of unique takes on the lunar landing with some excellent performances from the ensemble. Despite some opinions that it has no focus on the moon landing, it absolutely does, however from a more domestic and terrestrial standpoint. As this is something that I’ve not seen explored much before, it was very welcome in this show and I left feeling much more appreciative of and humbled by the huge step in our collective history. I wish the cast and crew the very best of luck for the rest of their run.

Elle 40 days ago

AVOID! This show is truly awful. Jumping on the bandwagon of the moon landing anniversary, it has literally nothing to do with the subject as the title may suggest. This a show of cast members arguing on stage in order to have their 5 minutes of fame with very little plot or point to the story they are trying to tell.

Dave McCabe 41 days ago

A cracking bit of theatre, well researched and well delivered. A really enthusiastic cast that told the backstories of normal people during the moon landing.
Well worth the trip!!


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Broadway World (3/5 stars) 36 days ago

"Celebrating 50 years from Armstrong and Aldrin's small steps on to our lunar neighbour, Apollo 11 is a new play focusing on the responses to the moon landing of ordinary people."

"Exploring a momentous event through the eyes of ordinary people is an ideal opportunity to humanise something that can now be considered historical."

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