Arrows and Traps returns to South London’s Jack Studio Theatre with a luna-tic comedy telling the (probably) fictional story of the greatest lie in history.
One Giant Leap, written by Arrows’ artistic director Ross McGregor, boldly goes into space in search of the truth behind the historic moon landings.
July, 1969. Los Angeles. Edward Price is a man with problems. His ex -wife has left him for a famous actor, his house has been seized by the IRS, and the sci-fi TV show he produces just got cancelled in its first season.
But that’s show business for you.
Things look bleak – until the CIA arrive with a suitcase of money and an offer. Edward now has five days to fake the moon landing and pull off the greatest conspiracy in American history.
If he succeeds, he’s set for life. If he fails…well…best not to think about that.
On the morning of July 16th, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins arrived at the Kennedy Space Center and boarded a 363-foot rocket which would use 7.5 million pounds of thrust to propel them into space and history.
Four days later Armstrong planted the first human foot onto the surface of the moon – probably.
Over half a billion people back on earth held their breath and stared at their television sets while Armstrong proclaimed: “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Arrows & Traps Theatre launches this brand-new comedy set in the back streets of a Hollywood lot.
One Giant Leap is about the power of having an impossible dream, realising it’s impossible, and then trying your hardest to fake it and hope no one notices.
One Giant Leap, written and directed by Ross McGregor, runs at the Jack Studio Theatre, Brockley, from July 2 – 27.