Muttnik: The First Dog In Space
Devised & Performed by Niki McCretton
The Brindley Arts Centre, Runcorn, Cheshire, U.K.
Take Art!, South Petherton, Somerset, U.K.
Suitable for Children Three Years of Age & Over
(Must Be Accompanied by An Adult)
Show Length: 50 Minutes
An Enchanting Tale Told with Dance, Music & Puppetry
Muttnik is a stray. She lives on the streets of Moscow, cold and hungry, until one day she is captured. To her surprise, she finds herself in a shiny new home with food, water and adventures better than dreams. She is living at the Russian Space Centre and has been selected to be the first dog in space! She learns to fly a rocket, to parachute-jump, to dance in zero gravity and .....
Will she skate on the rings of Saturn? ... What will be her first message home?
And what will it be like to dig holes on the Moon?
An imaginative slant on what happened to Laika, the dog that
the Soviets sent into space aboard the rocket Sputnik II in 1957.
"A unique and fabulous show for young people.
McCretton is a performer who entrances, but never patronises.
This show is a must-have for all venues."
(Paula Hammond, Director, The Merlin Theatre, Frome, Somerset, U.K.)
"An absolute delight from start to finish.
Niki's sense of humour and winning personality shine through.
A rare treat for all the family."
(Sarah Peterkin, Director, Take Art! Live, Somerset, U.K.)
"All of the children watching wanted to be in the show."
"I would have booked her on the spot ... absolutely riveting."
"Niki had the audience eating out of her hands. I loved this show."
"The highlight for me was Muttnik, one I would definitely book."
(Feedback - Made In Somerset Conference - September 2005)
****Four-Star Reviews from the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe Festival****
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Muttnik Photos by Kevin Clifford
Muttnik Artwork by Mary McQuillan