BY MICKEY DOWN AND KONRAD KAY
GIANT LEAP is a fast-talking, foul-mouthed comedy-drama in which a group of writers are tasked with creating the crowning line of their careers: Neil Armstrong's first words as America stages the 1969 Moon landing...at a movie studio in Hollywood.
Personal dreams, political machinations and naked ambition all will be aired, but beneath the bluster of the rocket-fuelled, booze-soaked exchanges lies a tragic and sinister darkness - secrecy, deception and blackmail - bywords for Nixon's America.
GIANT LEAP examines the stories we tell ourselves to justify our actions, the role of myth in a nation's conception of itself, and the powerful narcotic that lies in promising each individual their own American Dream.
CREATIVE & PRODUCTION
Writers: Mickey Down and Konrad Kay
Director: Alexander Lass
Designers: Patti Sanpher and Helen Rogers
Music: Roly Witherow
Lighting: Stu Glover
Poster Illustration: Dominic McKenzie
Promotional photography: Steve Ullathorn
Produced by Comedians Theatre Company, Alexander Lass, Mickey Down and Konrad Kay, in association with Katie Pesskin at The Pleasance, Edinburgh Fringe, 2015