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Build A Rocket - A Word From The Writer, Christopher York

“I am a product of teenage pregnancy, I spent my early life in a bedsit with my mum and dad. I have grown up around teenage pregnancy, and seen it demonised in the press, but that's not the reality of what I saw growing up; I saw brilliant, positive, funny young women, raising children, even without the privilege of another parent.

“So I thought; what extraordinary super powers does a young mother need to bring up an equally extraordinary child, who might one day become a doctor, astronaut or prime minister? I wanted to write something that would celebrate the women of Scarborough, Yorkshire and anyone who might empathise with the challenges of growing up in a working class town.”

Build A Rocket follows Yasmin, a teenage badass, who unbeknownst to herself, is armed with an arsenal of powers – not flight, invisibility or anything like that, but resiliency and wit.”

Christopher York

Build A Rocket plays at Live Theatre from Wed 2 - Sat 5 Oct 2019.  Find out more and book tickets here.

  • Arts Council England
  • Community Foundation
  • European Regional Development Fund


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