Hampshire opera singer Lucy Mellors is bringing her cosmic tour of It is I, Seagull to The Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre in Bordon on November 10 at 7.30pm.

It is I, Seagull fuses Lucy’s own operatic experience with the true stories of Soviet cosmonauts Valentina Tereshkova (the first woman in space) and Valentina Ponomaryova (almost the first woman in space).

It highlights their achievements but also shines a light on the sacrifices they made along the way, and examines how often women have to risk their self-respect, safety and mental health in pursuit of a dream.

It is I, Seagull is Lucy’s first solo show. It showcases not only her award-winning soprano voice but also her comedic writing skills, creating a hilarious and honest performance.

She said: “I’m so excited to bring this show to audiences across the south.

“I hope people will enjoy the mix of comedy and singing, the story of the cosmonauts and a look into mental health in today’s image-focused world.”

For tickets, priced £14 or £15, visit www.phoenixarts.co.uk/whats-on/events