Myra in Space

Myra in Space tells the story of a woman who realises that she has not followed any of her own dreams and that her dreams were worth following. At the age of 65, Myra decides that she will train to become an astronaut and will go into space. Myra is accompanied by her imaginary friend, Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova.

The Blurb:

Myra in Space (fortyfivedownstairs) – theatre review – The Blurb

“A telling feminist piece”

“Poignant, funny and thought-provoking”

Theatre Matters:

Myra in Space – Theatre Matters

“Quietly confronting”

“There’s a lovely surrealism to the play that amuses and endears”

“The play boasts a superbly strong cast.”

“While it is a poignant play, it is also joyful in its own way”

Arts Review:

Myra in Space | Australian Arts Review

“Burton’s dialogue is quick-witted and her characters richly rendered. The feminist politic at the show’s centre is handled with nuance and heart”

“incredible performances across the board”

“Nash is the star of the show, playing Myra with a warmth and charm that helps us feel the tragedy of Myra’s circumstances without simply pitying her.”

The Plus Ones:

“The play brilliantly tackles Myra’s struggle in realising that some childhood dreams are not so easily forgotten. This production does flirt with some darker themes, but it is perfectly balanced with humour.”

What Did She Think

4.5 stars

“Myra In Space is beautiful, magical, and so very sad”

“Alice Bishop (director) and Silvia Shao have created a stunning surrealist landscape”