How I Hacked My Way Into Space / UnLimited Theatre
Where – Family Encounters
Bluedot introduces a brand new storytelling show for families and children, about one man's mission to hack his way into space. The show is produced by Unlimited, an innovative theatre company the Guardian described as “a company that has always combined infinite thoughtfulness with theatrical flair”.
Think Dave Gorman meets Professor Brian Cox, performed in a custom-designed touring Space Shed. The backstory is thus: in 2010 Unlimited’s Artistic Director Jon Spooner accidentally set up a space agency – The Unlimited Space Agency — in his garden shed. Six years later, Jon is working with some of the world’s most prestigious science organisations, and UNSA’s patron also happens to be the British astronaut, Tim Peake!
How I Hacked My Way Into Space is about innovation, technology and art converging. It highlights the power of stories to create new realities, the glorious possibilities for scientists and artists to work together, and how even the smallest person can make a difference. The Space Shed is a mobile, internet connected, weather resistant replica of Jon’s garden shed, UNSA’s headquarters. How I Hacked My Way Into Space has been made possible and supported by the Northern Festivals Network, using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.