It is 1957 and the space race is well underway. The satellite called Sputnik 1 has just been launched by the Russians, and the world has heard the hypnotic sound of its beeps. But the Soviet Leader wants an even greater triumph within a month, and threatens his chief scientist Korolev with the consequences of failure. So begins the countdown to the launch of Sputnik 2, with its precious canine cargo. But which dog will be found to sit on top of the rocket, and will the systems be in place to bring the dog back alive? With exciting music by Russell Hepplewhite, words by Tim Yealland and stunning design by Jude Munden, the opera takes us from the streets of Moscow to the Kremlin, and to the thrilling Baikonur Cosmodrome, home of the Russian space programme. We see the launch of both Sputniks and follow the race to get a dog into space. Age 6-12


Music: Russell Hepplewhite
Lyrics: Tim Yealland
Producer: English National Opera
Design: Jude Munden
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Laika the Spacedog

Laika the Spacedog (Kids show) production archive for QTIX code T539050565. Details of all Laika the Spacedog archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0957261356

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11 May 13Warwick Arts Centre
West Midlands

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