THE Tin Foil Astronaut, Kitchen Zoo's story of discovery, individuality and a celebration of differences, blasts off at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, on February 9.

This playful, vibrant new show for three to seven year olds and their families will be staged in the Round at 11.30am with its combination of physical performance, puppetry and live music.

Bringing sounds, rhythms and language to life through energetic, joyful theatre, The Tin Foil Astronaut is set on the day of the space race to put the first human on the Moon.

"Our astronaut isn't quite like others: she's...different," say Kitchen Zoo's Hannah Goudie-Hunter and Bob Nicholson.

York Press:

Kitchen Zoo's Robert Nicholson: heading for the Moon...and the Stephen Joseph Theatre

"Alba has been in training and she's even made her own rocket, but can she really power a rocket with crisps? What is past Pluto? Are there robots in space? And will anyone ever listen to the smallest of space explorers? It's one small step for most astronauts, but one giant leap for little Alba."

Co-commissioned by ARC (Stockton Arts Centre), Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham, and Arts Centre, Washington, the show has been made with a creative team of Jeremy Bradfield, Ruth Johnson, Laura Lindow, Ailsa Dalling, Alison Ashton and Aimee Liversidge.

Tickets cost £10 on 01723 370541 or at