a play written by Stuart Hoar
9 - 27 November 2010 at 7.30pm
Post show Q&A presentations with cast and special guest
scientists will occur on Tue 16 & Tue 23 November
The UK premiere of a moving and fascinating story about the clash between love and ambition, Bright Star, is based on the life of groundbreaking astronomer, Beatrice Tinsley.
Astrophysicist, wife, mother, daughter and gifted musician, Beatrice was a brilliantly creative and passionate woman whose work has profoundly influenced our understanding of the universe. But in the male dominated science establishment of the 70’s, Beatrice struggles against prejudice and views of her place in the world. She proves to be right – but success comes at great personal cost.
"A fabulous pairing of art and science.” Terry Marsh, Director, Women into Science, Engineering and Construction
"Bright Star is theatre for people who like to be challenged in their thinking, with some wry laughter thrown in for good measure.” NZ News UK
"Bright Star tells the story of Beatrice Tinsley...her story is intriguing and important.” Whatsonstage
TABARD THEATRE www.tabardtheatre.co.uk
2 Bath Road London W4 1LW
9 - 27 November (Tue - Sat) at 7.30pm
20 & 27 November (Sat) at 4pm
Box Office: Ticketweb 08448 472264 | www.ticketweb.co.uk
Tickets £14 | Concession £12 | Groups of ten+ £10