Bright Star is based on real-life New Zealand Astronomer, Beatrice Tinsley, and the challenges she faced in her career and family life while working at the University of Dallas, Texas. It is an intelligent, witty and moving script about the discrimination Tinsley experienced in her work as a scientist - still relevant to the experience of women today. It is a New Zealand play, set in the US, with an international message. 

The play's 2010 London season was directed by NZ born director, Ali Wall, and performed by a talented international UK based cast.

The playwright, Stuart Hoar, is a prominent New Zealand playwright and recipient of the prestigious Katherine Mansfield Fellowship.

The play's 2010 London season was produced by two Australian's, Michelle Witton & Violetta Tosic, who are passionate about producing thought-provoking theatre.