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The Forbidden Experiment

The Forbidden Experiment
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Builds into a serious study of transgression and redemption. ★★★
The Guardian

Details

    Written byRob Jones and Michael John O’Neill
    Start date1 May 2014
    End date3 May 2014
  • Tickets£15.50/£12.50 concessions/£8 unemployed, disabled. (The amount stated is the final price for tickets through all sales channels. For further fee information, see our Box Office information page)

    The Arches Present the Platform 18 Award 2014

    Winner Rob Jones and Michael John O’Neill, Enormous Yes

    ... the king caused tak ane dumb woman, and pat hir in Inchkeith and gave hir two bairnes with hir...

    In 1493 a young King James IV of Scotland ordered that two infants be left on the island of Inchkeith in the Firth of Forth to be reared by a mute woman. He hoped to uncover humanity’s original language; the words Adam shared with his God. What James did became known as The Forbidden Experiment.

    In 2009 Rob Jones and Michael John O’Neill issued a Freedom of Information request for data on the British Army’s activities on Inchkeith during the Second World War. The pair wanted to know about the MoD’s interest in language deprivation, and about the forbidden thoughts that became forbidden acts once
    again on that lonely island in the Firth of Forth. It’s taken some time, but Rob and Michael have found something. Something they think you should know.

    Each year, The Arches Platform 18 Award aims to support Scotland’s most exciting theatre makers and offer them the unique opportunity to stage a funded production at The Arches (Glasgow) as part of their Behaviour festival, followed by a run at the Traverse Theatre.

    Dates & Times
    Thu 1 - Sat 3 May, 8pm

    Tickets
    £15.50/£12.50 concessions/£8 unemployed, disabled
    The amount stated is the final price for tickets through all sales channels. For further fee information, see our Box Office information page.

    Traverse Theatre Club
    £3 off Thu 1 May

    Venue
    T2

    Age Recommendation
    18+

    • Builds into a serious study of transgression and redemption. ★★★
      The Guardian
    • ...luridly brilliant writing and performance. ★★★
      The Scotsman
    • A shocking story of counter-intelligence and confusion.
      The List
     
     

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