It's Not Rocket Science

Theatre (verbatim, science)

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  • theSpace @ Surgeons Hall - Bevan Theatre
  • 13:30
  • Aug 28
  • 40 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: It's Not Rocket Science / Nottingham New Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing themes, Strong language/swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 6 months


'It’s a man’s world' they say, looking at Earth. But beyond that, the vast expanse we call ‘space’, is largely unknown, unclaimed; a free for all. At least, it could be if my boss stopped calling me ‘sweetheart’. Eve always knew she belonged in the stars, but those on Earth keep bringing her down. Watch her grow up and grow wiser about how rocket science is the easy part, but being treated equally isn’t. This piece of verbatim theatre uses interviews from over 20 female aerospace professionals and presents their experiences navigating this male-dominated industry.

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Ramp to reception area, building lift to first floor, level access to space
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Alex 39 days ago

It's Not Rocket Science effortlessly conveys the journey and struggles of Eve, a female Aerospace Engineer all the way from childhood wonder to a career in the industry. The cast carries out this task impeccably, and impressively transitions from milestone to milestone, giving space (pun partially intended) for the story to be told in a light-hearted, driven and at times challenging way. The cast is only made up of Eve and two multi-roles to form those Eve interacts with, and it's incredibly rewarding to watch these tangential parts on Eve's journey shape her path. At a time when women are pursuing STEM subjects more than ever, stories like this need telling - a must watch!!

Jack Dixon 39 days ago

It's Not Rocket Science provides an in-depth and nuanced portrait of a woman's experience in the aerospace industry. The play uses real-life experiences told through the lens of its main character, Eve, played wonderfully by India Agravat, and manages to provide a powerful and thought-provoking message (One that made me challenge my own preconceptions) whilst being a pleasure to watch. The rest of the cast is made up of just two actors, who switch roles throughout the play. It was fascinating to see them give every character a unique spin, giving each of them life and showing their acting talent!
It's Not Rocket Science is an incredible show and I would recommend anyone see it!

David McElwee 39 days ago

The play managed to portray an entire life cycle and the struggles of, whilst also displaying a powerful feminist rhetoric, in just 50 minutes!

Geri McKenna 40 days ago

Such a well written and devised piece. Loved the use of real life audio clips of women in aerospace, talking about their experiences of sexism. The cast are wonderful. This needs to be toured round secondary schools everywhere- to encourage young women into STEM based subjects and also to educate young men about the appropriate treatment of and respect for their female colleagues. Loved it.

Alice 40 days ago

A great show. Really moving, the acting was brilliant and the message of the show was so empowering. A must-watch!

Dr Meredith Hyde 40 days ago

I am an academic and my Oxbridge college just invited me back to speak “as a pioneer”, one of the first group of women forty years ago. Thank you so very much for a show that allowed me to look back and laugh. It is easy - and funny - to show caricatures of the male dinosaurs but I particularly liked the more nuanced approach you took by including the men who are supportive, who do see the problem and want to be part of the solution.

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Theatre Weekly (3/5 stars) 36 days ago

A good balance between its humour and its commentary right until the end.

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