Girl in the Machine

Girl in the Machine
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An elegant and glowing piece of 21st century magic realism – exquisitely directed by the Traverse’s Orla O’Loughlin.
The Scotsman on Swallow

Details

    Written byStef Smith
    Start date3 Apr 2017
    End date22 Apr 2017
  • MatineeWed 12, Sat 15, Sat 22 Apr, 2.30pm
  • TicketsFull price £18 / Standard concession £14 / Other concession £8

    World Premiere 
    Traverse Theatre Company 

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    Polly and Owen have nailed it. Both in successful careers and wildly in love, they feel ready to take on the world – and with Polly’s new promotion at work, it seems like life can’t get much better. 

    But when a mysterious new technology, promising a break from the daily grind, creeps into everyone’s phones, their world is turned upside down. As the line between physical and digital rapidly dissipates, and as the population begins to rebel, Polly and Owen are forced to question whether their definitions of reality and freedom are the same. 

    Presenting a disturbing but compassionate take on our potential digital future, and what it might mean for ‘life’ as we know it, Girl in the Machine is a timely exploration of technology in a world that’s falling apart. 

    Written by Traverse Associate Artist Stef Smith (Swallow, Human Animals, Roadkill) and directed by award- winning Traverse Artistic Director Orla O’Loughlin (Swallow, Milk, Grain in the Blood), Girl in the Machine was first performed in an early version, script-in-hand, as part of Breakfast Plays: Tech Will Tear Us Apart (?) series during Traverse Festival 2016

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    Previews
    Mon 3 Apr, 7pm & Tue 4 Apr, 7.30pm

    Preview Tickets
    Full price £12
    Concession £10 

    Dates & Times
    Wed 5 – Sat 22 April, 7.30pm
    Matinees Wed 12, Sat 15, Sat 22 Apr, 2.30pm
    (No Sun or Mon performances)

    Tickets
    Full price £18
    Standard concession £14
    Other concession £8

    Visit our Box Office page for full pricing and booking information

    Access Performances
    British Sign Language, Sat 8 April, 7.30pm
    Audio Described (with Touch Tour), Tue 18 April, 7.30pm

    Post-show discussion Tue 11 Apr
    With the cast and the creative team

    Post-show conversation Thu 13 Apr
    With leading academics and scientists focusing on the
    themes within Girl in the Machine

    Find out more about the production and the surrounding themes in a series of science talks

    Venue
    T1

    Age Recommendation 
    14+

    Note: Contains strong language.

    Supported by Creative Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council

    Girl in the Machine is presented as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival 2017 and in partnership with the University of Edinburgh.

    Image: Mihaela Bodlovic

    • Orla O'Loughlin

      Director
    • Neil Warmington

      Designer
    • Sergey Jakovsky

      Lighting Designer
    • Kim Moore

      Composer, Sound Designer
    • White & Givan

      Choreography
    • Nikki Kalkman

      Assistant Director, Leverhulme Arts Scholar and Recipient of the JMK Regional Assistant Director Bursary
    • Rosalind Sydney, Michael Dylan

      Cast
    • An elegant and glowing piece of 21st century magic realism – exquisitely directed by the Traverse’s Orla O’Loughlin.
      The Scotsman on Swallow
     
     

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