Future Bodies at HOME

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Future Bodies at HOME
Photo by Jonathan Keenan

Future Bodies at HOME Manchester, Manchester 28 September — 13 October 2018 Tickets from £12.50 — Book now

Future Bodies runs at HOME as part of the Manchester Science Festival, a creative, playful and surprising celebration of science, produced by the Science and Industry Museum.

The human being is being upgraded. This is terrifying and exciting and it’s coming, whether we like it or not. Future Bodies is a fresh take on what it means to have and inhabit a body in the present and also what we might become in the future.

In Future Bodies, two of the UK’s most thought-provoking and exhilarating theatre companies come together to imagine the implications of real world, leading-edge developments in human enhancement technologies. Working with leading scientists and researchers in the fields of brain implants, smart drugs, and artificial intelligence, Unlimited Theatre and RashDash smash together scientific fact and absolute fiction to create a thrilling theatrical exploration of the impact of science on human development.

A fully collaborative production – Future Bodies was born in 2015 when Unlimited’s Artistic Director Jon Spooner was commissioned by the Science Museum to make an interactive performance installation about human enhancement technologies with RashDash’s Abbi Greenland as the main performer.

This visceral and playful production, creatively captioned throughout to allow for full accessibility, fuses spoken word, live original music and movement through a series of humorous and thought-provoking vignettes to delve deep beneath the skin, peel back the layers, and shed a spotlight on consciousness, cutting-edge technology and its very real implications.

Future Bodies imagines a future where anything is possible when it comes to biological enhancement. It also marks the first production HOME has developed specifically for its intimate 150-seat Theatre 2 space.

Future Bodies at HOME Manchester, Manchester 28 September — 13 October 2018 Tickets from £12.50 Book now

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