“That’s one small step for man…” Neil Armstrong.
July, 1969. Los Angeles. Edward Price is a man with problems. His ex-wife left him for a famous actor, his house has been seized by the IRS, and the sci-fi TV show he produces just got cancelled in its first season. But that’s show business for you.
Things look bleak until the CIA arrive with a suitcase of money and an offer. Edward now has five days to fake the moon landing, and pull off the greatest conspiracy in American history. If he succeeds, he’s set for life. If he fails…well…best not to think about that.
In celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, Arrows & Traps Theatre bring their critically-acclaimed approach to a brand-new comedy set in the back streets of a Hollywood lot. One Giant Leap is about the power of having an impossible dream, realising it’s impossible, and then trying your hardest to fake it and hope no one notices.
Press for this production
A triumph! An accomplished celebration of man landing on the moon…it has astute writing and an established crack team of theatre makers. One Giant Leap is a triumph for Arrows and Traps Company. Don’t miss this large cast show superbly presented in the comfortable (and now fully air conditioned) Jack Studio Theatre.★★★★.5 London Pub Theatres
It never ceases to amaze me how this repertory company keeps coming back with new innovative shows multiple times a year…The story is brought to life beautifully by the fast paced and original writing by Ross McGregor, as well as his direction of the actors…I do recommend seeing this show and hope it gets revived somewhere else. ★★★★ Pocket Size Theatre
visually quite a feast, with an incredible set designed by Justin Williams and some unforgettable costumes from Delyth Evans… So why not boldly go and get a ticket for two hours of silliness and escapism, and – for once! – a happy ending. Theatre Things
flashes of brilliance and a stellar cast Fairy Powered Productions
Press for previous productions
Ross McGregor’s spellbinding biopic is visceral, delectable, and true… Taro joins physical theatre legends Gecko and Frantic Assembly in its ability to thrill and engage its audience. ★★★★★ The Upcoming
Arrows & Traps have produced an astonishing show…The first half is told through joyous, hopeful, witty flashbacks, with some brilliantly quotable lines… McGregor gives us a story of a young generation’s courage, as they fight to reclaim their country from those who are destroying it. ★★★★★ Stage Review on The White Rose
A production that grips from start to finish. National tour, please ★★★★★ London Pub Theatres on The White Rose
The White Rose really is a production where everything has come together beautifully… it cannot be faulted and, If I had my way, a pretty sharpish transfer to the west end would definitely follow this run at the Jack ★★★★★ Lastminute Theatre Tickets
The acting throughout the company is top notch… All in all a wonderful night in the theatre. I urge you to see this production. ★★★★★ London Pub Theatres on Dracula
Director Ross McGregor is clearly overflowing with ideas, and with this mightily talented cast and production team behind him, has created a show that succeeds in its aim to entertain wholeheartedly ★★★★★ WHATSONSTAGE on Much Ado About Nothing
This comedy will send you home with a huge smile and probably desperate to see it again. ★★★★★ Everything Theatre on Gospel According to Philip
This play has everything you could ask from a comedy. As is often the case with this company, the cast has expert comedic timing across the board. A Younger Theatre on Gospel According to Philip
Director Ross McGregor and the cast have developed a show that feels as if the cast are having just as much fun as the audience. Wildly entertaining, irreverent and hysterical. but it has a sweet hopefulness running through it that will leave you with a warm and fuzzy feeling. Fairy Powered Productions on Gospel According to Philip
Witty, cheeky, sometimes very silly and ultimately pretty challenging. And it’s been brought to life for the very first time by a company who, it seems, can turn their hand to just about anything. Including Irish dancing, apparently.” Theatre Things on Gospel According To Philip
Arrows & Traps have been nominated for thirteen Off West End Awards