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The Machine Stops

The Machine Stops

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THU 30 MAR, 8pm

Tickets: £15.50 / £13.50 concessions

Pilot Theatre and York Theatre Royal

EM Forster is best known for his exquisite novels, but his short story masterpiece published in 1909 is astoundingly prophetic and poignant in 2017: a chilling prediction and exploration of our increasingly complex relationship with technology.

In a dystopian world where humans have retreated far underground, Kuno alone questions their now total dependency on technology to live and communicate with each other, but in his struggle to break out can he reach the Earth’s surface before the Machine stops?

“Chilling and claustrophobic.” ★★★★ The Stage

"A passionate display of rage against the machine." ★★★★ The Gaurdian

"A riveting glimpse at a future that's already here." ★★★★ The Daily Mail

"a triumphant score of chest-crushing anxiety." ★★★★ The Independent



If you want to find out more about this brilliant show we recommend you download the accompanying EDUCATION PACK. It's full of interviews, rehearsal photos and behind the scenes info. 


Running time: 1 hour 25 mins (no interval)

Recommended Age 11+

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