Heart-warming, electric, and funny to boot, Build A Rocket is the kind of show that cartwheels around your mind for days to come.
A decent crowd file into seats as pop tunes play and we wait for the performance to begin. From the moment Serena Manteghi takes the stage, I am completely and utterly engrossed in the story of Scarborough sixteen-year-old Yasmine.
Yasmine is pissed off, and rightly so. Her mother is an absent alcoholic, her ex-boyfriend isn’t returning her calls, and she’s just received some life-changing information. She is pregnant, and she’s going to keep the baby. This is the preface, but hell, it’s only the beginning of Yasmine’s story. We follow the twists and turns as mother and son go through life together. We are there for Jack’s first day of school, his nightmares about the tooth fairy, and the birthday Yasmine “builds” him a rocket. The two are a team, raising each other, a force to be reckoned with.
Ultimately, Build A Rocket is the story of a mother’s fierce love for her son, and her determination to give him the familial life she did not have. Mantaghi is utterly captivating and transformative as we follow the feisty and loveable Yasmine. Her physicality is brilliant and her embodiment of other characters should be commended. Indeed, when Manteghi takes her bow, she is given a well-deserved standing ovation.
This is playwright Christopher York’s debut play and it is a definite success. The script is tight and the imagery is bold and rather beautiful.
Three words – see this show.
Star rating: 4.75/5 stars
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