London: Bright Star - a play by Stuart Hoar

This November Advance members are invited to attend a special Advance Member Night showcasing the delightful play Bright Star, written by Stuart Hoar. Bright Star is a moving and fascinating story about the clash between love and ambition, based on the life of groundbreaking astronomer, Beatrice Tinsley.

Play Synopsis

Astrophysicist, wife, mother, daughter and gifted musician, Beatrice Tinsley was a brilliantly creative and passionate woman whose work has profoundly influenced our understanding of the universe. But in the male dominated science establishment of the 70’s, Beatrice struggles against prejudice and views of her place in the world. She proves to be right – but success comes at great personal cost.

"A fabulous pairing of art and science.”  Terry Marsh, Director, Women into Science, Engineering and Construction.

Bright Star - a play by Stuart Hoar
Running Tuesday 9 November - Saturday 27 November 2010 at 7.30pm
Advance Member Night: Wednesday 10 November (when booking use the code “Advance” for concession ticket price)


2 Bath Road London W4

Box Office: 08448 472264 

Tickets £14 | Concession £12

*Additional matinees occur at 4.00pm on Saturday 20 & 27 November

*Post-show Q&A presentations with cast and special guest scientists will occur on Tue 16 & Tue 23 November


About the Project

Bright Star by a play based on real-life astronomer, Beatrice Tinsley, and the challenges she faced in her career and family life while working at the University of Dallas, Texas. It is an intelligent, witty and moving script about the discrimination Tinsley experiences in her work as a scientist - still relevant to the experience of women today. It is a New Zealand play, set in the US, with an international message and talented UK based cast. The play is being produced by two Australians, Michelle Witton & Violetta Tosic, who are passionate about producing thought-provoking theatre. The playwright, Stuart Hoar, is a prominent New Zealand playwright and recipient of the prestigious Katherine Mansfield Fellowship. 




Wed, Nov. 10, 2010
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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