One Giant Leap
‘In its attempts to explain the origins of life, the universe and everything to children as young as 10, One Giant Leap is possibly one of the most ambitious works of children’s theatre ever created.’ The Telegraph ****
One Giant Leap is an impossible attempt to bring the whole universe into a theatre and into our understanding, using a tennis ball, a wastepaper basket and a dash of theatrical invention. Iain Johnstone’s passionate solo performance about the relationship between humanity and the heavens fills your head with facts and asks some awkward questions.
‘Your performance was really fun to watch and I don’t think I’ve ever learned so many things in a single hour, you really opened my eyes.’ Primary 7 pupil
Funny and serious, intelligent and silly, theatre and lecture, cosmic and personal, One Giant Leap asks us to think – about what we take for granted and about what we choose to ignore
There will be a discussion with the director Iain Johnstone following the performance on the 4th, here are the details: http://www.summerhall.co.uk/2013/one-giant-leap-a-discussion-with-director-iain-johnstone/