The Kind Complex

Strange Town Youth Theatre by Isla Cowan

Fri 16 - Sat 17 Jun

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Tell me about your childhood.

Welcome to the Kind Complex – the factory of the future, where only the best and brightest teenagers of the tech generation are selected to work.

When Agnes joins the design team, she enters the manufactured world of human-Kin: artificial intelligence humanoids created for hospitality and service jobs humans don’t want. The Kin go through a rigorous development process, equipped with childhood memories to replicate individuality, and provide a better customer experience.

But Agnes isn’t here to make Kin; instead, she’s here for answers, for change and, if necessary, revolution.

Award-winning playwright Isla Cowan returns to Strange Town to conjure up a new world of sanitised tech and sinister ambitions, glimpsing five minutes into the future to ask what truly makes us human.

★★★★ “With its smart stagingand enthusiastic cast, Seven Minutes in Heaven is a credit to Strange Town and all involved” - The Wee Review (Seven Minutes in Heaven, Traverse 2022)

Image: Twin City Pictures and Katie Innes

Supported by Bank of Scotland Foundation, Stevenston Charitable Trust and William Syson Foundation.

If you have access requirements, please contact our Sales and Welcome Team on or 0131 228 1404 so we can arrange reserved seating for you and discuss how else we can best support your visit.


  • DirectorCatherine Ward Stoddart
  • Assistant DirectorDebi Pirie
  • Assistant DirectorAnna Whealing
  • DesignerKatie Innes
  • Lighting DesignerGeorge Cort

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