It's 1969 and Apollo 11 has landed on the moon. Maisie Robinson dreams of becoming an astronaut. But girls don't do science, do they? Award-winning Ditto Theatre Company present this heart-warming tale, using an amalgamation of puppetry, storytelling and movement.
We will be taking Rocket Girl to Edinburgh Fringe in August 2019.
After the enormous success of our debut show, "Ingo's War", in January 2018 we began working on our next show, "Rocket Girl', which was developed in association with the National Theatre of Scotland as part of their 2018 Exchange Festival. The show received great feedback and so, we decided that we would develop the show further, ready to tour for Spring 2019 and beyond. We were then thrilled to be nominated for the Untapped Award this January 2019 (in association with New Diorama and Underbelly), however were unsuccessful. This wasn't going to stop us!! After discussions with Underbelly, we have since gained a place at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival and cannot wait to debut "Rocket Girl" at the biggest arts festival in the world.
Funds do not stretch far, and to enable us to complete a run at Edinburgh Fringe in August 2019, we are in need of more funding! Props, costume, puppets, materials, set, accommodation, travel... It all very quickly adds up!
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
We look to you, our supporters, to give us a helping hand in any way that you can - Big or small. Any amount of money you are able to pledge would be of significant help to the company and will help us more than you could ever know! Please share this with anyone who you think may help us on our way! Let us thank you, from the bottom of all of our hearts, so much for your continued support, it means the world to us.
WHY ROCKET GIRL?
The show follows the story of a young girl dreaming of becoming an astronaut, in an era where women were still fighting for equality in everyday life. Despite everyone telling Maisie that "girls don't do science", or that her dreams are just "silly", she still fights for what she believes in and never gives up - a lesson that is relevant even today. We want to inspire the next generation to follow their dreams and particularly encourage girls in to more STEM-related jobs, which even in today's society is still pretty low. Finally, we want to share the message that with hard work and determination, almost any dream is possible.