Show dates: Touring to festivals throughout Summer 2017 - see main page for full details.

Performances: Various performance dates & times - see calendar for full details at each venue.

Duration: 30 minutes

For ages: 7+

Who's the show for? Families, science enthusiasts, comedy & storytelling fans, festival-goers and contemporary theatre audiences.

co-commissioned by Without Walls; The Civic, Barnsley; Lincoln Performing Arts Centre

an Unlimited Theatre production

Full credits for everyone involved in this show

Written and Performed by Jon Spooner and Mini Jon Designed by Rhys Jarman with more collaborators TBC


Unlimited’s artistic director Jon Spooner has always wanted to go to space.

“Ever since I was 7 years old and watched NASA launch its first Space Shuttle mission and I saw how beautiful the Earth looked from all the way above it, up there looking down… since then, it has been my dream to go there too.”

How I Hacked My Way Into Space tells the frankly, bizarre inspirational story of a 43 year old man’s midlife crisis creative adventure to hack his way into space from his garden shed in England, via the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, to Johnson Space Centre in Houston Texas and a rocket launch at Cape Canaveral in Florida.

Jon will be touring the summer festival circuit in “The Space Shed” – a fully mobile, highly customised (and full of spectacular surprises) replica of UNSA’s headquarters – also Jon’s garden shed.

How I Hacked My Way Into Space is a show about technology and art coming together, the power of stories to create new realities and the thin lines between obsession and madness. It’s about the glorious possibilities for scientists and artists to work together and how even the smallest person can make a difference and achieve their seemingly impossible dreams.

Touring to:

Greenwich & Docklands International Festival, London 23-25 June FREE
Winchester Hat Fair 30 June – 2 July FREE
Blue Dot @ Jodrell Bank 8-9 July
Latitude Festival, Suffolk 14-16 July
Underneath the Stars, Yorkshire 21-23 July
Just So Festival, Cheshire 18-20 August
Festival No 6, Portmeirion 8-10 September
Out There Festival, Great Yarmouth 16-17 September FREE
Lincoln Pop Out Arts Festival 28-30 September FREE

More dates to be added!