The year is 1969 and the world is changing. Beehives and miniskirts are all the rage; Everyone is listening to The Beatles; Where a bag of fish and chips would cost you 25p. And NASA has just put the first man on the moon. The world is transfixed and everyone is watching, including eight-year-old Maisie Robinson. From the very moment she saw man on the moon, Maisie knew that she was destined to be an astronaut. In her dreams she travelled beyond the earth’s atmosphere and flew amongst the brightest of stars. But unknown to Maisie, people had other plans about her future. After all, girls don’t do science, do they?
Using an amalgamation of storytelling, puppetry and movement with an original score, Ditto Theatre Company invites you to join us in making the impossible possible as one girl battles to become…Rocket Girl!
Please note that Rocket Girl is currently in development and as such, we will be advertising these performances as a work in progress, with the hope of developing the show further in the future. Therefore, we will be offering feedback forms for each audience member in order for you to provide us any relevent feedback with regards to the show.
Ditto are an award-winning family theatre company specialising in puppetry, movement and storytelling, with an aim to educate and inspire.
Ditto Theatre Company was established in September 2016, shortly after its members graduated from East 15 Acting School’s BA Physical Theatre course. Upon graduating the company received the 2016 East 15 Graduate Award. With their debut show, ‘Ingo’s War’, Ditto were finalists for the 2017 Les Enfants Terribles Award and following on from their run at Brighton Fringe, became winners of the 2017 Reviews Hub: Beyond the Fringe Award. Following on from their success at Brighton Fringe, ‘Ingo’s War’ ran at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, performing at the Pleasance. Whilst at Edinburgh, ‘Ingo’s War’ was nominated for an Eddies Award.
Ditto have previously worked alongside Tangled Feet as part of their year-long mentoring scheme for young and emerging theatre ensembles. Ditto have recently gained a place on the National Theatre of Scotland’s 2018 Exchange programme. Ditto has also begun leading workshops in Puppetry and Devising for both children and adults alike.