Show dates: Touring to festivals and other locations from June 2017

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

Duration: 30 minutes

For ages: 10+

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


In 2010, Unlimited’s artistic director Jon Spooner accidentally set up his own space agency. Based out of his garden shed, the Unlimited Space Agency (UNSA) started as a fun way to tell stories about science to children. UNSA’s early projects had award-winning success, people started to take UNSA seriously and in honesty, he really liked to wear the space suit that came with the job.

How I Hacked My Way Into Space tells the frankly, bizarre inspirational story of a 42 year old man’s midlife crisis creative adventure to hack his way into space from his garden shed in St Albans, via the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, to Johnson Space Centre in Houston Texas and a rocket launch at Cape Canaveral in Florida.

It 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.