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10th February | 14:00
Rocket Post is an extraordinary real story for families, packed with songs, charm and humour. Filmed specially for the Screen Machine at performances on the Isle of Harris, this is a ground-breaking collaboration with National Theatre of Scotland and The Space.
July, 1934. The Western Isles. A small crowd stand on a beach and watch in amazement. Eccentric German scientist Gerhard Zucker tells them he wants to bring the world together. The future is about communication. The future is about connection. The future is … ROCKETS!

Specifically, a rocket packed full of letters to send from Scarp to Harris. The crowd gasp as he lights the fuse and the rocket lifts up into the sky and then … explodes.

His vision for the bright new future of communication disintegrates into thousands of tiny pieces that fall through the sky like snow. Mission fail. Return to sender. Back to the drawing board Gerhard. He has three days to turn his luck around. Will he make his rockets fly? Will he bring people together?

Following a successful tour around Scotland during autumn 2017, Rocket Post has been filmed at special performances on the Isle of Harris close to where the original rockets were launched. We’re delighted to be able to premier this unusual blend of theatre and film on the Screen Machine. A show to be enjoyed by all aged six and over, Rocket Post playfully tells an extraordinary real story, packed with songs, charm and humour.

“a quirky musical for a younger audience” The Stage ***
“Rocket post lifts off and flies … thoroughly engaging” Herald ***
“a fine ensemble” Scotsman ****
“a really good show, we all enjoyed it, an excellent mix of acting, instruments & singing” Audience member, Ullapool

PG: we recommend for aged 6+
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