Throughout Spring 2009 and Spring 2010 we toured How to Build a Rocket across the South East.
Featuring home movies, science experiments and afternoon tea, this is a funny, affectionate and touching story of one man’s attempt to find out the things that have shaped him, on how to decide when to stay and when to go and how the world can be both big and small.
‘Arguments in our house lasted 17 minutes. Which was the time it took for me to walk to the shop and back for a block of Neapolitan ice cream. Every time my mum and dad began to argue I would be sent to buy ice cream from the Spar. I don’t know why it was Neapolitan flavour. Maybe the woman in the shop knew the significance. “Neapolitan. They’re having an argument at Number 17…”. When I got back the kettle would always be on and everything was fine. I loved arguments in our house’.
Through 90 minutes of thrills and spills, ‘How to Build a Rocket’ explores what makes us special and the fundamental rules of rocket science… which are actually rather simple.
A magic ninety minutes Audience member, Godalming Borough Hall
Very, very special and full of heart. One of the best productions we have ever had East Sussex promoter