Australian Premiere

Build a Rocket

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Winner of the Holden Street Theatres' Edinburgh Fringe Award 2018.

A powerful and uplifting one-woman show about triumph over adversity.

Yasmin is young and feisty and lives on the edge. A young mum, her Scarborough isn't sandcastles, arcades and donkey rides. She's been dealt a rough hand and has to decide whether to give in or get smart.

A tour de force from actress Serena Manteghi, this play challenges our perceptions about young motherhood in a passionate and heart-warming way.

★★★★ "A breathless, swaggering hour of female endurance and defiance" The Telegraph


“Manteghi delivers what will surely be one of the best performances to be witnessed this Fringe”
Peter Maddern, Kryztoff RAW

“10/10 - Build A Rocket is that worthy and important kind of theatre that reminds us of things we should never have forgotten.”
Steve Davis, The Adelaide Show

“I can’t fault [Serena Manteghi's] performance in any way – she’s fabulous! No matter which way I look at [Build a Rocket], it’s superb!”
Clayton Werner, The Clothesline

Presented by:
The Holden Street Theatres' Edinburgh Fringe Award 2018 in Assoc. with Stephen Joseph Theatre and Tara Finney Productions

Holden Street Theatres are the 'Home of Theatre' in Adelaide and are proud to present a phenomenal 2019 Adelaide Fringe Festival program, full of talented artists with a diverse range of stories.

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Venue Map

The Studio at Holden Street Theatres

34 Holden St, Hindmarsh, SA, 5007

Event info


The Studio at Holden Street Theatres

34 Holden St, Hindmarsh, SA, 5007

Content Warnings

Age Suitability: PG

Family Friendly: Yes

Coarse Language: Occasional, Strong

Sexual References: Occasional, Mild

Other Warnings:

Smoke Effects


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