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The Letter of Last Resort & Tales from Star City


A Cold War Double Bill...From Both Sides of the Curtain
 The Letter of Last Resort and Tales from Star City are each powerfully focused plays
that together explore the most fascinating periods of the 20th century, examining two of the
untold narratives of the Cold War from opposing perspectives.

The Soviet Union. 1967.

The Space Race is at its height. One woman at the centre of it all looks back on her dreams of being part of the great Communist movement during one of the most dramatic decades of the Cold War.


Some time later, on the other side of the Iron Curtain, the new Prime Minister is working late into the night when she is interrupted by a request - a letter needs to be written.

It can only say one of two things, but its implications could change the face of the earth forever


This double-bill of short plays explores the brightest and darkest moments of recent history through two tautly written and gripping dramas.

It will leave you questioning the nature of power and asking how our political beliefs can really change our lives - and the world.


The Letter of Last Resort
by award-winning
Scottish playwright David Greig,
The new Prime Minister is settling into her office at No. 10 on the night of the election, when she is interrupted by The ‘Head of Arrangements’.
His request seems simple: to write a single letter, with a single instruction. However, it's a letter that may have implications for the whole world,
and raises huge moral questions regarding political responsibility and deterrence.
Tales from Star City
by Dan Dawes 
Tells the story of a female radio technician who becomes embroiled in the brightest and darkest moments of the Soviet space race.
Through this journey she realises her disenchantment with the great Communist  dream, as its Utopian fantasies are corruptedinto a nightmare of conspiracies.

Unfortunately one of the cast members has tested positive for Covid 19 and is not very well therefore we have no alternative other than to cancel tomorrow night’s performance.

We are hoping to reschedule the show to later in month as, the show is touring throughout the UK until the end of the month.



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