This double-bill of short plays explores the most fascinating periods of the 20th century, examining two of the untold narratives of the Cold War from opposing perspectives.
Tales from Star City by Dan Dawes tells the story of a female radio technician who becomes embroiled in the brightest and darkest moments of the Soviet space race. Through this journey she realises her disenchantment with the great Communist dream, as its Utopian fantasies are corrupted into a nightmare of conspiracies.
In The Letter of Last Resort by award-winning Scottish playwright David Greig, the new Prime Minister is settling into her office at No. 10 on the night of her election when she is interrupted by The Head of Arrangements. His very simple request -that she writes a letter- raises questions over the very notions of moral responsibility, retaliation, and deterrence.