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In 1989, while working as a chemist at the Mars chocolate factory, Helen Sharman responded to a radio advert that simply said, “Astronaut wanted, no experience necessary.” In 1991, she became the first Brit in space. She was 27.
30 years later this piece uses physical theatre and bold northern humour to tell the story of how an ordinary young woman from Sheffield rose to extraordinary heights.
‘Helen’ brings to light the largely unknown story of Britain’s first astronaut, highlighting the human side of her journey, the sacrifices she made and the obstacles she faced – finally reclaiming her status as a feminist icon.
Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre with support from Arts Council England, ‘Helen’ is a brand new piece from N2P, the award-winning London theatre company described as “unafraid to be challenging in both form… and content.” (Ought to be Clowns)
Cast & Creative Team Creatives
Director: HARRIET TAYLOR
Playwright: SCOTT HOWLAND
Production Designer: ABIGAIL QUINLAN
Dramaturg: GREG FORREST
Movement Consultant: KANE HUSBANDS
Lighting Designer: TBC
Sound Designer: TBC
Company Manager: TBC
Poster Design: KATHRYN KING
Photographer: TREMIONT PHOTOGRAPHY
Helen: LAURA ARAMAYO
Sharron: ELLIE GILL
Man: JORDAN WILKS
Woman: SOFIA MORREALE
Dad: PETE PICTON