GIANT LEAP

BY MICKEY DOWN AND KONRAD KAY

4 STARS in The Scotsman

4 STARS in Time Out Edinburgh

4 STARS in The Telegraph

4 STARS in The List

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.

 

CAST

Priscilla Adade

Graham Elwell

Jeremy Lloyd

Phil Nichol

Lewis Schaffer

Tom Stade

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

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