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A Machine They're Secretly Building

A Machine They're Secretly Building

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TUE 25 - WED 26 APR, 7.45pm

Tickets: £10 / £8 concessions


“I want you to know what’s happening…”  

From what might be a news desk, an office, a bedroom, a bunker under a mountain or a theatre, two people - reporters, senators, freedom fighters, or just… well… 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 the Top Secret secrets of 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 to the terror of a future that might already be upon us. 

Proto-type have combined original text and classified intelligence documents with film from digital artist Adam York Gregory, and music and sound design by Paul J. Rogers, to vent their frustration at the insidious machine of surveillance. 

A Machine they’re Secretly Building is about how we got to the point where our governments are spying on us and how that’s changing who we are.

Audience Feedback:

@Pippa_Frith: #AMTSB is a must see… Important and exquisitely performed

@jimdougan:  Profoundly uncomfortable by @Proto_type A MACHINE THEY'RE SECRETLY BUILDING. Makes you wonder.

@MattTSaint: @Proto_type were as fantastic as usual tonight with #AMTSB, devastating but with masses of dry humour! Touring to a venue near you!

@porlcooper: Forget 1984 & BraveNewWorld. For a terrifying vision of present & future catch @Proto_type "A Machine...."…  Just AMAZING!  

@philip_stanier: Great show on Thursday! Hard to believe; except it's all true - Increasingly weird; except it's all real #AMTSB

‏@katysnelling: Essential & urgent #AMTSB is brilliant, thought provoking theatre. 

A Machine They're Secretly Building

A Machine They're Secretly Building

A Machine They're Secretly Building

Running time: 1hr (no interval)

Recommended age: 14+

Watch the video trailer: A Machine they’re Secretly Building - 2017 Tour Trailer from Proto-type Theater on Vimeo.


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