It's Not Rocket Science

Theatre (science)

  • theSpace @ Symposium Hall - Annexe
  • 15:10
  • Aug 15-20, 22-27
  • 45 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Letter for Letter Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: Themes of sexism and misogyny. Depictions of sexual harassment
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 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
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  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • Stairs: 1
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Sophie White 33 days ago

It’s Not Rocket Science encapsulated what it’s like to be a woman working in a male dominated industry so well. It was beautifully executed, and by such a small cast too. Inspiring, funny, and emotional at times - this performance left me feeling truly empowered to be a woman!

James Jordan 35 days ago

A play about women in STEM. Voices played between scenes, with interviews of women in STEM. I was glad we went, because we were 50% of the audience. Not that it wasn't good, because it was well acted and I thought the story arc was well presented. And it was not strident, which many feminist writings/plays can be. Unlike "Fantastically Great Women" yesterday, this was not the story of famous women in STEM; this was the story of an ordinary girl who loved the stars, and loved space, and wanted to be an aerospace engineer. Her experiences at school, at Uni, on the job, before and after marriage and motherhood. Overcoming barriers. It deserved to have more people in the audience.

PJ Vickers (ZAV) 37 days ago

Just saw this...
A young girl wants to work with space rockets, but isn’t that just for the boys? Nope.
With a spritely spirit and a can-do attitude, this young girl grows up to smash through the preconceptions and make her dreams come true. An inspiring show about smashing the stereotypes and following your heart. A good one for the 10-15 age group... and beyond.

Theo Salter 40 days ago

A very talented trio bringing a progressive woman's story to life in a male dominated industry. Well acted, engaging, and the sound and thoughtful writing holds the snippets of an entire life together quite effectively. Worth checking out.

Megan Peters 41 days ago

Just fantastically written and performed. I found this show so poignant and inspiring, as well as being light-hearted and fun. I enjoyed it so much - this show is so worth a watch!

Josh Jones 41 days ago

A fabulously written, thought-provoking and moving piece that inspires us all to do our part in making all spheres of life acessible, attractive and comfortable to everyone. Really enjoyed it and excellently perfomed.

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