by Christopher York
Winner of the Holden Street Theatres' Edinburgh Fringe Award 2018, Adelaide Fringe Best Theatre Weekly Award and The Sunday Mail's Best Female Solo Show 2019, Build a Rocket is a powerful and uplifting one-woman show about triumph over adversity.
Yasmin is a bright 16-year-old from a small seaside town. In an instant, her life is turned upside down when she becomes pregnant with her son, Jack. Suddenly her Scarborough isn't sandcastles, arcades, and donkey rides. Abandoned by both the father of her child and her alcoholic mother, Yasmin faces one of life's great challenges completely alone - it's just Yasmin and Jack against the world. But can the thing which threatens to ruin her life actually be the thing which saves her?
Build a Rocket went on a UK tour in September - October 2019.
Cast & Crew
Yasmin Serena Manteghi
Director Paul Robinson
Designer Helen Coyston
Lighting Designer Ben Cowens
Composer & Sound Designer Simon Slater
A co-production with Stephen Joseph Theatre
13 – 14 September
The Undercroft, Peterborough
"a breathless, swaggering hour of female endurance and defiance”
“a powerful one-woman show and a tour-de-force from Serena Manteghi whose performance blazes off the stage”
“delivered with pedal-to-the-metal conviction”
“told with ferocious energy and raw emotion...Manteghi is an absolute powerhouse”
“Manteghi brings a bold, courageous energy to this role, displaying an astonishing range of emotions and characters”
The Adelaide Show Podcast
“Manteghi delivers what will surely be one of the best performances to be witnessed this Fringe”
“a formidable, committed and infectious one-woman performance”
“a high-voltage performance”