• A Machine They're Secretly Building

Event Details

Wed 27 Jun

Time: 7.45pm

Running Time: 1 hour

Venue: Studio

Ticket Information: £12.50

Age Recommendations: 14+

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Producer: Proto-type Theater

Written and directed by: Andrew Westerside

Devised and performed by: Rachel Baynton and Gillian Lees

A Machine They're Secretly Building

From what might be a news desk, an office, a bedroom, a bunker under a mountain or a theatre, two people - or just... concerned citizens like you - think about what it is to speak up, speak out, blow the whistle and lift the veil.

A Machine they’re Secretly Building charts a course from Top Secret WWI intelligence via the moon, 1972’s Chess World Championships, a disco in Oklahoma and the cafeteria at CERN through to 9/11, the erosion of privacy, Edward Snowden and the terror of a future that might already be upon us.

“This smartly intelligent hour-long whizz through the world of surveillance, and the way governments legitimise spying on their citizens, makes you question what we mean by a terrorist and where the real threat lies... This is coolly reasoned theatre, produced by Proto-type Theater with stylish aplomb.” ★★★★ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian