The Astronaut’s Missing Passport

A short play about identity, privatisation and the simple documents that change our lives.

Having safely completed her first mission to space, Sadaf begins her journey home in the altered circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic but loses her passport on the way.

Stuck in bureaucratic limbo at the immigration office of a remote UK airport, she talks about Brexit, privatisation, statues and nationalism, with the officials detaining her as they weigh her story and their doubts about her identity.

Türkü Köksel, Abigail Levene and Andy Cowie

Written and directed by:
Denis Burke

The Astronaut’s Missing Passport was first presented as part of Imagine! Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics 2021.