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Written for children aged 6–12 and their families
Laika was the little Russian mongrel sent into space in 1957, and the first animal to go into orbit. Devised in consultation with the Science Museum in London, this brand new opera for families tells her amazing story, and the story of the people who found and trained her. Performed by 9 singers and players it features interactive science and experiments, animation and puppetry, songs for the audience and the first ever electronic instrument, the theremin.
Join Mikhail, the young scientist, as he heads for the Baikonur Cosmodrome, from where the giant rocket will be launched with Laika in its tiny capsule...