Two female scientists are the subject of the play Stella which is coming to the Devonshire Park Theatre towards the end of this month. Take The Space Theatre Company are based in Brighton and have already toured plays about Samuel Pepys and Robert Hooke. Now they have turned their attention to astronomy.
This is a play about Time, Space, Curiosity and Passion: two women astronomers, Jessica Bell from the 21st century and Caroline Herschel from the 18th century look up at the same night sky and find themselves colliding in their search for understanding. Caroline longs for a family and home of her own; Jess contemplates the prospect of losing both.
Each woman can precisely map her position in the universe yet she struggles to find her place in the world.
Stella has been designed by Gus Munro, directed by Chris Barnes with Polly Irvin and written by Siobhán Nicholas. It will star Chris Barnes, Kathryn Pogson and Siobhán Nicholas. The production is funded by Arts Council England, Science and Technology and Facilities Council and The Institute of Physics
Devonshire Park Theatre, Fri 22nd and Sat 23rd Nov, 19:45.
Sat matinee, 14:30.
Tickets various prices, available online, by calling 01323 412000, or in person from the Box Office and Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre.