The Cosmonaut’s Last Message to the
Woman He Once Loved in the Former Soviet Union

By David Greig
Director Joseph Couch

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre
  • Dates 15 Feb – 10 Mar 2002

    During the 2001 winter, Belvoir staged a series of play readings on Monday nights in the Downstairs Theatre. We did this as a way of listening to wonderful new writing for the stage from Australia and overseas.

    The discovery of Cosmonauts came from one such evening – it was a lyrical, soulful, terribly funny Rubik’s Cube of a play. It wove together the stories of a fraught Scottish husband and wife whose TV is on the blink, a Norwegian UN peace negotiator, a young Russian prostitute, a French UFO researcher, a pregnant police woman, and two forgotten Cosmonauts who orbited in the sad and silent space above this planet abandoned by God and Government. It worked with a poetic theatricality both bizarre and compelling, and was utterly of our time.


    By David Greig
    Director Joseph Couch
    Set Designer Ralph Myers
    Costume Designer Kimm Kovac
    Lighting Designer Damien Cooper
    Composer and Sound Designer Paul Charlier


    Frank Gallacher
    Linal Haft
    Genevieve Lemon
    Bruce Spence
    Richard Sydenham
    Leeanna Walsman
    Ian Watkin

    Production images by Uncredited


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