A Royal Exchange Theatre Young Company Production

Astronauts

  • By Alice Birch. Directed by Anna Berentzen.
  • 18 August 2022 - 20 August 2022
  • The Studio
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We want to tell you a story. It’s not simple, or easy, or straightforward but it is important. Actually, it’s enormous!


It’s set in a tower block with no views. No, it’s set in a huge snow globe with floor to ceilings windows. It is a family story, or perhaps it’s about a girl, or me, or you, or all of us. In this story your feet will never touch the earth, everything you need is here… and always out of reach.

Can you hear it? That low level hum… It’s time to listen, really listen before there’s no room left to breathe.

The Royal Exchange Young Company present Alice Birch’s compelling play inspired by the housing crisis. First produced in 2014 this stunning work is as significant today as when it was first written.

This production is integrated with BSL Interpretation and captions.

  • Content warnings
  • Contains swearing, themes of mental health and suggestions of death. 

ASTRONAUTS will also be performed at The East Manchester Academy on Tuesday 23 August, with a curtain raiser from the Beswick Satellite Young Company.

 BOOK YOUR TICKETS FOR ASTRONAUTS AT BESWICK 

  • Event Information
  • VENUE: The Studio, the Royal Exchange Theatre

    DATES: Thursday 18, Friday 19 and Saturday 20 August, all at 7.30pm

    TICKET PRICES: All Pay What You Decide

    AGE GUIDANCE: 14+

    Please note, this show will have British Sign Language intergrated into every performance and captions. 

  • Creative Team
  • WRITTEN BY: Alice Birch 

    DIRECTOR: Anna Berentzen 

    DESIGNER: Katie Scott 

    SOUND: Charlotte Barber 

    MOVEMENT: Yandass Ndlovu 

    BSL INTERPRETER: Becky Barry 

  • Related Events
  • ASTRONAUTS will also be performed at The East Manchester Academy on Tuesday 23 August, with a curtain raiser from the Beswick Satellite Young Company.

     BOOK YOUR TICKETS FOR ASTRONAUTS AT BESWICK 

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