Build A Rocket Friday 13th September - Saturday 14th September

An explosive and passionate portrait of a young heroine of our times.

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    We are really pleased to offer Scarborough audiences another chance to see this explosive and passionate portrait of a young heroine of our times before it goes on a UK tour.

    ‘This isn’t the story of Icarus and Daedalus.
    It’s Yasmin and Jack.
    And we won’t fly too close to the sun.
    We’ll fly through the f***er’

    Yasmin is young and feisty and lives on the edge. A young mum, her Scarborough isn’t sandcastles, arcades and donkey rides. She’s been dealt a rough hand and has to decide whether to give in or get smart. But can the thing which threatens to ruin her life be the one thing which saves her?

    Can she still be the architect of her own destiny? 

    An explosive and passionate portrait of a young heroine of our times.

    Build A Rocket was made possible thanks to the support from our Script Development Fund Donors. This play was first presented at the SJT as part of our playreading programme in 2017 written by Scarborough born writer and actor, Christopher York.

    Winner: Holden Street Theatres' Edinburgh Fringe Award
    Winner: Adelaide Fringe Award

    The Telegraph

    The Scotsman

    Fest Magazine

    Edinburgh Guide

    The Wee Review

    Daily Business Magazine

    The Theatre Twittic

    Yorkshire Post

    "it’s superb!"
    The Clothesline

    "that worthy and important kind of theatre that reminds us of things we should never have forgotten." 
    The Adelaide Show

    ★★★★ 1/2 
    Manteghi delivers what will surely be one of the best performances to be witnessed this Fringe"
    Kryztoff RAW

    "Serena Manteghi is an absolute powerhouse" 

    The Barefoot Review

    ★★★★ 1/2
    Sam About Town

    GLAM Adelaide

    FEST Mag

    "It’s powerful and touching and shouldn’t be missed."
    Theatre Travels

    "Build a Rocket is life-affirming theatre... with a lead character and performance that enthralls" 
    The Adelaide Review

    "A triumphant, uplifting and endlessly energetic tale" 
    The Advertiser

    Pricing Information

    Tickets from £10 Under 30's: £10

    Opening Times

    Box Office Mon-Sat: 10am-7pm


    Stephen Joseph Theatre Westborough, YO11 1JW

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