Space Junk: A Soviet Musical

Musicals and Opera (musical theatre, absurdist)

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  • theSpace @ Surgeons Hall - Theatre 2
  • 21:10
  • Aug 17
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Slipshod Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains Distressing Themes, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Strong Language/Swearing
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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


The first man in space is back on Earth and facing new temptations. Fame, fortune, alcohol, nostalgic space anthems and sex. Can this cosmic captain control his space junk? A psychedelic, daring trip into the world of overnight stardom. The Yuri Gagarin biographical musical delving into the mind of a charismatic but troubled hero. Featuring a foot-stomping blend of original songs and timeless space-themed classics with a live band. What does it take to make a Soviet man a worldwide legend? 'Nobody leaves without a smile on their face' (, 2017).

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Zoƫ Q 116 days ago

Junk is certainly NOT the word for this show! A totally charismatic, clever and joyful show with a truly beautiful underlying story. The cast are amazing and work brilliantly together, the live band are super talented and bring an extra edge to the already sharp, brilliantly acted and comedic performance. A total hit for my time at the Fringe and I feel sorry for those who did not get a chance to see it! Well Done, Team! x

Vince Smith 117 days ago

This was for me "best in show"!! It was firstly very entertaining, musical and funny, and secondly very clever, how they weaved the contemporary music into the historical theme, with out so much as a stitch showing across the seams! The performances were taut and crisp, and above all else, totally convincing. The talking vodka bottle was a work of genius!!! Five stars from me.

Angela 118 days ago

I loved this! Cleverly written, brilliantly performed - a moving and funny tribute to Yuri Gagarin. An entertaining and thought-provoking show. See it while you can!

Michael Gordon Shapiro 124 days ago

Weirdly fun, with an emphasis on the "weird". Eccentric, silly, and Bowie-centric; but there's a real man-versus-the-state story buried beneath the zaniness, and a sympathetic protagonist. Good-natured participation by band members adds to the fun.

Greg 125 days ago

A show so good it flies by. A clever, charming, post-flight story of Uri Gagarin told through the music of David Bowie and Elton John.

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Ed Fringe Review (3/5 stars) 129 days ago

The cast's energy and enthusiasm cannot be faulted...

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