Girl In The Machine
By Stef Smith
20 — 29 Jun 2019
‘Theatrical bliss’ ★★★★★ – Evening News
Do you want to live forever?
‘YES’ or ‘NO’
Polly and Owen have nailed it. Both in successful careers and wildly in love, they feel ready to take on the world… This is a brave new world where microchips are embedded into your skin and a seductive virtual reality headset offers an addictive escape which threatens to be lethal.
Gripping, in the manner of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror, flesh-and-blood humanity is not easily contained. A play about love and being human that entertains our present-day unease about the intrusiveness of technology.
Stef Smith hooks into several of our contemporary concerns, from centralising control of big data to the blurring of work and home in an always-on digital world and looks at a time when we just might prefer the digital version of ourselves?
A dystopia where change may be tough, but it’s possible. Humanity, love and the possibility of resistance and redemption are rising up in protest.
Directed by Claudia Barrie with Brandon McClelland and Chantelle Jamieson.
‘While our humanity is the thing that tears us apart, this thoughtful play suggests it is also the one thing capable of putting us back together.’ ★★★★ – The Scotsman
Press from the premiere production at The Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh April 2017.
Dates & Times
Thursday 20 June at 7.45pm
Friday 21 June at 7.45pm
Saturday 22 June at 7.45pm
Tuesday 25 June at 7.45pm
Wednesday 26 June at 7.45pm
Thursday 27 June at 11am and 7.45pm
Friday 28 June at 7.45pm
Saturday 29 June at 2.15pm and 7.45pm
Illustration by Aidan Roberts
Cast & Creatives
Brandon McClelland and Chantelle Jamieson