Devised by the Company


Bric a Brac Theatre and Grace Dickson Productions

Supported by Arts Council England, Shoreditch Town Hall, Leeds Playhouse, The Pleasance, The Leche Trust & The Noel Coward Foundation

September 12, 1992. USA.

Hurricanes in Hawaii, the longest running game of the US Men’s Tennis Open and NASA launches the Endeavour STS-47. Onboard are two women set to change history. Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to go to space, and Jan Davis, the first married woman to go to space with her husband. When they came back to Earth there was one question everyone wanted the answer to: did the couple have sex in space?

Glass Ceiling Beneath the Stars is a live cinema show based on true events investigating what it really means to be a woman taking up space.

Performed at Pleasance, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2nd – 27th August 2023

Project History

Glass Ceiling Beneath the Stars premiered at Pleasance Futures Festival in Pleasance Downstairs, December 2022. It was part of Bric A Brac Theatre’s curated work-in-progress festival entitled The Future Is Rewritten, focusing on true stories that shake up the status quo.
It will make its official debut at Pleasance for Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2023.

We are now actively seeking production opportunities for Glass Ceiling Beneath the Stars, particularly from venues, producers and funders who can help us realise the ambitious technical elements of the piece. To request the production pack and/or video, please email Producer, Grace Dickson.

Creative Team & Cast

Director Anna Marshall
Associate Director Ellie Manners
Set & Costume Designer Hugo Aguirre
Composer & Sound Designer Ellie Isherwood
Video Designer Max Spielbichler
Stage Manager Nikita Bala
Dramaturg Lizzie Manwaring
Producer Grace Dickson
Assistant Producer to Grace Dickson Rory Thomas-Howes

Performers/Devisers Nicole Acquah, Winnie Arhin, Alex Hinson, Christina Holmbeck, Adela Rajnovic, Ben Castle-Gibb

Credit: Erica Belton