The Valentina & The Ceiling

A play by Anders Falstie-Jean and the short story that he adapted it from.

In The Valentina, 8-year-old Ellen, with the help of her very enthusiastic parents, paints a spaceship on her ceiling. As night falls and the moon rises, the ship comes to life. Ellen ends up on an extraordinary journey on her spaceship, The Valentina, accompanied by her new friends and trusted crew members Laika the space dog, Miss Baker the space monkey, Yuri Gagarin, Neil Armstrong and the first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova.

In The Ceiling, 6-year-old Anton knows how to draw a good spaceship and his parents know how to paint a ceiling. Together they create magic and bring the H.M.S Anton to life!

Both the play and the short story celebrate the the power of imagination and our endless fascination with what lies beyond.