£10 per double bill
£35 for all eight plays
7.30pm; 2.30pm matinee
Written by Stef Smith
Directed by Ellie Jay Stevens
Designed by Hugo Dodsworth
Girl in the Machine is a gripping and fast-paced drama about technology in the near future. People are chipped, nurses are becoming redundant and new technology has just been released. This Black Box helps people to relax and unwind. However, paradise comes with a glitch: an option to upload your consciousness and leave your body to die with the promise (from the technology itself) that you will live forever in bliss.
The play revolves around Polly and Owen, a successful and wildly in-love couple. However, as this new technology creeps further into their lives, they are forced to look within and confront their feelings about both the world around them as well as themselves.
Recommended for ages 14+
The following play explores themes of death, violence and suicide. It also depicts a scene of self-harm. This production includes flashing lights and projections, as well as loud noises.
Owen Joe Edgar
Polly Chiara Lari
Voice Alex Crook
Director Ellie Jay Stevens
Designer Hugo Dodsworth
Voice Coach Jonathan Grosberg
Sound Designer and Operator Elliot Paris-Hamilton
Assistant Production Manager Joe Culpin
Costume Supervisor Shanice Dacres
Stage Manager Jack Bain
Deputy Stage Manager Katrina-Summer Richards
Rehearsal DSM Lydia Morgan
Prop Makers Ziva Bucer, Tommy Karolyi, Isabella Keating, Lisa Viel-Vigneron
Construction Assistants Jocelyn Chen, Iona Hicks, Muir McFadden, Sally Strong