About This Show

In 1965 there was a hearing like no other. Astronaut John Young smuggled a sandwich into space. And NASA was pissed. Just like NASA, we will be asking why. Contraband Sandwich playfully re-imagines the moments surrounding John Young’s smuggling of a corned beef sandwich onto the Gemini 3 rocket and the consequences that followed. Whilst exploring the inherent comedy of an official hearing revolving around a sandwich in space, the piece reflects on the manipulation of public focus and the distance between decision makers and the consequences of their policies.

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Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: 15 December 2022 Final Performance: 16 December 2022
Location: Theatre Royal Plymouth, Plymouth

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