Idle Discourse & Play GC
Present A Double Bill Of Plays

The Letter Of Last Resort
By David Greig
& Tales From Star City
By Dan Dawes

Friday 6 May 2022
7.30pm
£13 (£11 students/concessions)


The Soviet Union. 1967. The Space Race is at its height. One woman at the centre of it all looks back on her dreams of being part of the great Communist movement during one of the most dramatic decades of the Cold War.

Some time later, on the other side of the Iron Curtain, the new Prime Minister is working late into the night when she is interrupted by a request – a letter needs to be written. It can only say one of two things, but its implications could change the face of the earth forever.

This double-bill of short plays explores the brightest and darkest moments of Cold War history through two tautly written and gripping dramas. It will leave you questioning the nature of power and asking how our political beliefs can really change our lives – and the world.


A collection will be held at the performance in aid of War Child UK’s Emergency Fund. Donation will be matched by UK Aid and will go towards supporting victims of the conflict in Ukraine.


Running time: 2h15 with a 15 minute interval (approx)