The cosmonaut's last message to the woman he once loved in the former Soviet Union

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DOI: 10.5040/9781408169315.00000090
Acts: 2. Scenes: 42. Roles: Male (6) , Female (4) , Neutral (1)

An elusive, enchanting play about disconnection in which everything is intricately connected. Two Soviet cosmonauts, losing contact with the world they left behind; a Scottish civil servant in the throes of a midlife crisis; a Norwegian peace negotiator; a Russian erotic dancer; a French UFO researcher and an Edinburgh speech therapist in search of her missing husband are brought together through an extraordinary thread of connections, which bring us into contact with both the intimate and the epic.

As messages echo unheard between earth and sky, The Cosmonaut's Last Message... explores the incessant search for harmony and peace within all of us.

The play premiered in 1999 at the Ustinov Studio Theatre Royal, Bath.

From Greig Plays:1

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Bloomsbury Publishing

David Greig

ISBN: 9780413772534

Series: Contemporary Dramatists

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