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"Have you ever had one of those moments, when Ping! A lightbulb seems to come on above your head and you suddenly understand something in a way you never did before?  Well I had and it totally changed the way I look at the world."

One Giant Leap is an impossible attempt to bring the whole universe into a theatre and into our understanding, using a tennis ball, a wastepaper basket and a dash of theatrical invention.  Iain Johnstone’s passionate solo performance takes us on a spin through the solar system and the history of humanity’s relationship with the heavens -  and then back down to Earth. 

‘Your performance was really fun to watch and I don’t think I’ve ever learned so many things in a single hour, you really opened my eyes.’ Primary 7 pupil

Funny and serious, intelligent and silly, theatre and lecture, cosmic and personal, One Giant Leap is a true story about what we take for granted and about what we choose to ignore. 

One Giant Leap was part of the Made in Scotland showcase at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and has just completed a UK autumn 2014 tour.

Written, directed and performed by Iain Johnstone 
Video Tim Reid
Technical Manager Andy Gannon/Jonny Reed
Stage Manager Sooz Glen/Gary Morgan
Education Pack Cerin Richardson
Image by Fogbank Projects
Original concept by Andy Cannon, Iain Johnstone and David Trouton for Wee Stories in coproduction with the National Theatre of Scotland  

 

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