Winner of the Holden Street Theatres' Edinburgh Fringe Award, Adelaide Fringe Best Theatre Award 2019 and The Sunday Mail’s Best Female Solo Show, Build a Rocket is a powerful and uplifting play about triumph over adversity.
Yasmin is a bright 16-year-old from Scarborough. In an instant, her world is turned upside down when she becomes pregnant with her son, Jack. Suddenly her life 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 - but can the thing which threatens to ruin her life actually be the thing which saves her?
"A breathless, swaggering hour of female endurance and defiance” (★★★★ The Telegraph), this play challenges our perceptions about young motherhood in this brilliant, funny, and heart-warming production.
“Manteghi delivers what will surely be one of the best performances to be witnessed this Fringe”★★★★ Kryztoff RAW
“Delivered with pedal-to-the-metal conviction” ★★★★ The Scotsman
“A powerful one-woman show and a tour-de-force from Serena Manteghi whose performance blazes off the stage” ★★★★ Yorkshire Post
A Paines Plough and Tamasha production
Ella is from Yorkshire. Haseeb is from London. They order a pizza. House red for Ella. Hot chocolate for Haseeb.
“I think I’m falling in love with you.”
People and playlists. Christmas and Eid. Travelcards and Megabuses. London to Leeds. Love is more than just a game for two. Especially when there’s an elephant in the room.
A tender, funny, lyrical play about finding love and holding onto it with everything you’ve got. I WANNA BE YOURS is the debut play from Zia Ahmed, produced by Paines Plough, the ‘de facto national theatre of new writing’ and producers of Pop Music, Every Brilliant Thing and Kate Tempest’s Hopelessly Devoted and Wasted.