In space, can anyone hear you sing? Celebrating to the day the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing in 1969, Fly Me to the Moon is a special, warm and witty one-hour expedition to our nearest neighbour in outer space.
Directed by Richard Williams, author and presenter Lucy Hawking, soprano and actor Sarah Gabriel and composer and music director Joseph Atkins explore human journeys into space, alongside the music that astronauts, cosmonauts and taikonauts have taken with them. The show incorporates song, film, historic artefacts, the voice of Lucy’s father Stephen Hawking, some recently revealed secrets from NASA, and a ride on Lucy’s friend’s moon buggy.
With music by Schumann and Schubert, Elizabeth Maconchy, Haydn, Samuel Barber, and a mash-up of David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, Mozart and Monteverdi, Fly Me to the Moon investigates the ancient and constant human desire to capture what lies beyond us, how different it might be ‘up there’, and to discover what the universe shows us we all have in common.