The Machine Stops
Pilot Theatre Company7 Mar — 11 Mar
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?
A chilling prediction and exploration of our increasingly complex relationship with technology based on a short story by EM Forster. Featuring a brand new soundtrack composed by John Foxx, pioneer of electronic music and founder of Ultravox, and analogue synth specialist Benge.
Produced in association with York Theatre Royal.
Recommended age: 11+
Duration: 1h 25 mins, no interval
Please note that latecomers may not be admitted.
Chilling and claustrophobic
A form of dystopian aerial ballet
A triumphant score of chest-crushing anxiety.
an absolute gem
stimulating and well-pitched
A riveting glimpse of a future that’s already here.
a fascinating production
It feels like a warning
bags of tension, drama, intrigue, and plenty of humour