Produced By: Idle Discourse Theatre

The Letter of Last Resort & Tales from Star City

Professional Theatre
20 May 2022
20 May, 19:30

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A Cold War Double Bill…From Both Sides of the Curtain
in association with Portsmouth Guildhall
‘The Letter of Last Resort’ by David Greig and ‘Tales from Star City’ by Dan Dawes
The Soviet Union. 1967. The Space Race is at its height. One woman at the centre of it all looks back on her dreams of being part of the great Communist movement during one of the most dramatic decades of the Cold War.
Some time later on the other side of the Iron Curtain, the new Prime Minister is working late into the night when she is interrupted by a request – a letter needs to be written. It can only say one of two things, but its implications could change the face of the earth forever…
This double-bill of short plays explores the brightest and darkest moments of 20th Century history through two tautly written and gripping dramas. It will leave you questioning the nature of power and asking how our political beliefs can really change our lives – and the world.