A Paines Plough production in association with Oxford Stage Company
The Cosmonaut's Last Message to the Woman He Once Loved in the Former Soviet Union
by David Greig
... the play grew and grew on me... a telling image for our times? By the evening's end, I felt so
Two Soviet cosmonauts, losing contact with the world they left behind; a Scottish civil servant in the throes of a midlife crisis; a Norwegian peace negotiator, a Russian erotic dancer, a French UFO researcher and an Edinburgh speech therapist in serach of her missing husband are brought together through an extraordinary thread of connections, which bring us into contact with both the intimate and the epic.
Winner of the John Whiting Playwright Award