Yuri Gagarin was the First Cosmonaut, the first human to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on 12 April 1961. He was the first human to see what no other human had ever seen before, to see the earth from outer space, and to experience the reality of our planet as a tiny, fragile blue ball of life, hanging in the void, shielded and nourished by a paper-thin atmosphere.
"A delightful performance" The Scotsman
Written by Jocelyn Clarke Directed by Niall Henry Blue Raincoat Ensemble John Carty, Ciaran McCauley, Sandra O Malley, Bob Kelly & Frances Healy Set & Costume Design Jamie Vartan Lighting Design Barry McKinney Sound & Projection Design Joe Hunt
First Cosmonaut was first performed at The Factory Performance Space, Sligo in October 2013.
First Cosmonaut toured to The Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh in June 2014.