GO/NO GO: a circus-theatre reimagining of the First Lady Astronaut Trainees and their fight for space.
GO, NO GO fuses circus and theatre in a reimagining of the lives of the real-life First Lady Astronaut Trainees – thirteen barrier-breaking women who in 1961 committed themselves to passing the same physical, psychological and technical tests as the famed Mercury 7 astronauts. They wanted to show the world that women too had the right stuff. Once they passed those hurdles – with flying colours – all they had to do was convince NASA they even had a right to be considered. Then the real challenge started. Welcome to the space race.
Playwright & Producer: Natalie Frijia
Director: Benjamin Sheen
Performers: Clarisse Bonello, Rindi Harradine, Cassia Jamieson, Grace Law, Amy Nightingale-Olsen, Emrys Quin, Nina Robertson, Stan Ricketson, Karina Schiller, Felicity Steel
Original Music By: Matt Anderson
Circus Stage Manager: Emily White
Image by Daniel Rabin
Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.
Aural Rating 50%: Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.