The Machine Stops

Pilot Theatre and York Theatre Royal present the acclaimed production of EM Forster’s classic short story

The Machine Stops

Adapted for the stage by Neil Duffield Directed by Juliet Forster

Tuesday 4 - Saturday 8 April 2017

  • Presented at B2 stage
  • Tickets: £11.50 to £14 Concessions: £9.50 to £12

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EM Forster is best known for his exquisite novels, but his short story masterpiece published in 1909 is astoundingly prophetic and poignant in 2016: a chilling prediction and exploration of our increasingly complex relationship with technology.

“You talk as if a god had made the Machine,” cried the other. “I believe that you pray to it when you are unhappy. Men made it, do not forget that.”

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?

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

Suitable for ages 11+
Running time: 1 hour 25 minutes, no interval

Tue 4 Apr 8:00pm
Wed 5 Apr 8:00pm
Thu 6 Apr 8:00pm
Fri 7 Apr 8:00pm Signed Performance
Sat 8 Apr 2:15pm Audio Described
Sat 8 Apr 8:00pm
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