• The Machine Stops

Event Details

Fri 10 Feb - Sat 18 Feb

Time: 7.45pm, Thursday matinee 2.30pm, Saturday matinee 2pm

Venue: Studio

Ticket Information: £16 - £14 (Concessions available)

Booking Fee: £1.50 transaction fee per booking

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Producer: York Theatre Royal and Pilot Theatre

Writer: E.M. Forster

Adapted by: Neil Duffield

Directed by: Juliet Forster

Soundtrack by: John Foxx and Benge

The Machine Stops

Returning after huge success in 2016 and before embarking on a national tour, The Machine Stops tells the story of a world where humans have retreated underground and are completely reliant on the Machine for their every need. Written by E.M. Forster in 1909, his short story is a chilling prediction our relationship with technology.

Kuno alone questions the planet’s dependency on technology, but in his struggle to break free from its control, can he reach the Earth’s surface before the Machine stops?

Featuring a soundtrack composed by electronic music pioneer and founder of Ultravox John Foxx and analogue synth specialist Benge.