The creators of smash-hit Bin Laden: The One Man Show bring you Karel Čapek’s apocalyptic science-fiction satire re-imagined for a Europe of tomorrow, fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Deep in the bowels of an oyster-dredging vessel, an ocean of opportunity arises as a new resource makes contact. Global risk and technological revolution come together in this immersive experience from internationally award-winning Knaїve Theatre with live surround sound installation by sonic artist Robert Bentall. Witness the rise and fall of a new(t) capitalism.
Produced in association with Royal Exchange Theatre, Square Chapel and Waterside.
The company will transform the stage of The Bunker into the hull of a ship; cast as refugees displaced by some as yet unknown global catastrophe, spectators will cross a threshold upon entering the space, greeted by androids and addressed by disembodied voices through television screens.
**Winner of the Summerhall Lustrum Award for Outstanding Theatre 2018**
“It realises its premise so completely and with such superb richness, that inevitably it touches a wider set of truths.” (Exeunt)
“Literally grabs the audience by the shoulders and demands a fierce interrogation of the current treatment of migrants and people of colour” (The List ★★★★)
"An unexpectedly perfect lens through which to view our current, turbulent times" (The Skinny ★★★★)
"A striking adaptation of an unfairly forgotten sci-fi masterpiece that will leave you laughing, gasping and shaking with terror." (Broadway Baby ★★★★)
“Conveyed with impressive intelligence and feeling by a cast of three […] full of political anger, with an added edge of sorrow.” (The Scotsman ★★★★)
“Immersive, zany fringe theatre at its best.” (The National ★★★★)