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Valentina’s Galaxy (Frozen Charlotte Productions)

By | Published on Tuesday 13 August 2019

In 1963, Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to go into space. In 1992, Mae Jamieson became the first black woman to do the same. The inspiration of these two trailblazers is channelled beautifully for a young audience (2-6) by this lovely production. Set design, costume and music all complement and add layers to a charming and very nicely performed story, in which our little girl hero leaves earthly concerns behind her to go on a fantastical space voyage with her imaginary friend. If that wasn’t enough, after the gently brilliant immersive conclusion, there’s also the chance to handle an actual meteorite as old as the solar system (I’m calling that an acceptable spoiler). 

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, until 18 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]