Take the Space - in association with Greenwich Theatre and The Old Market present STELLA, a story of women, their men and astronomy - by Siobhán Nicholas
William Herschel discovered Uranus. So what did his sister do?
She discovered eight comets, numerous nebulae, some double stars and was the first women to be offered honorary membership of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Science has historically been a man’s domain; yet look closely at the archive and you’ll find a silent army of intelligent, dedicated women researching and discovering.
This is a play about Time, Space, Curiosity and Passion: two women astronomers, Jessica Bell from the C21st and Caroline Herschel from the C18th 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.
“ the audience choked on the bared emotions and the wonderment of people seeing deep space for the first time” The Guardian, John Vidal
The company who brought you Hanging Hooke, White Feather Boxer and Sam & I return with a new play.
STELLA is funded by Arts Council England, Science and Technology Facilities Council and The Institute of Physics.