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Gagarin Way

Rapture Theatre and Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline
Gagarin Way by Gregory Burke

About the Play

Scotland’s foremost touring theatre company Rapture celebrate their tenth anniversary with an unmissable tour of Gregory Burke’s modern classic.

A pair of Fife factory workers kidnap their visiting boss to make a point... but what exactly is their point? And do they all have the same agenda? The jokes come thick and fast in this politically charged satirical thriller about a human heist that goes wrong. Very wrong.


First performed in 2001, Gagarin Way was the breakthrough play from Dunfermline-born Gregory Burke (writer of the phenomenally successful Black Watch) and has been produced all over the world. Rapture Theatre are delighted to celebrate both their and the play’s tenth anniversary with an unmissable UK tour of Burke’s modern classic.

Earthy adult language and high comedy combine to make for a wickedly cruel and deliciously funny night at the theatre with an all-star Scottish cast of Dave Anderson (City Lights, BBC; Gregory’s Girl), Jimmy Chisholm (Merchant of Venice, Lyceum Theatre; High Road, ITV), Finn Den Hertog (Silver Darlings, HMT Aberdeen; Spring Awakening, Grid Iron) and Jordan Young (Black Watch, NTS; The Chooky Brae, Borderline Theatre; The Real Thing, The Old Vic).


What the Papers Said
"Unmissable production" - Perthshire Advertiser
"There is a special pleasure in hearing actor Jordan Young deliver Burke's Fife patter with such easy assurance to an audience familiar with the rhythms and cadences the playwright captures so well." - The Guardian
"Gritty, witty and sinister black comedy” - The Courier
"A deadly edge to every one-liner" - The Herald
"Rapture Theatre have been one of our favourite companies since we first saw their shows back in 2005 - and Gagarin Way just serves to remind us why we enjoy their work so much " - A View from the Stalls

The Cast
Eddie                   Jordan Young
Tom                     Finn Den Hertog
Frank                   Dave Anderson
Gary                    Jimmy Chisholm

The play takes place in Dunfermline in the present day.

Director: Michael Emans
Designer: Lyn McAndrew
Lighting Designer: Andrew Wilson
Re lighter/Stage Manager: Maria Bechaalani
Marketing Officer: Ruth Marsh
Poster & Photography: Derek Mark Chapman
Production Photography: Eamon McGoldrick
Video Production: Calum Weir
Video Direction: Michael Emans


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