Inspired by Edward Snowden’s revelations and the ensuing debate on state surveillance, Theatre Ad Infinitum conjures an Orwellian future where a totalitarian regime monitors the thoughts of its citizens through implants.
Charged with hunting down ‘terrorists’ who seek illegal disconnection, a young government agent encounters an enigmatic figure from his shadowy past.
Blending anime-style storytelling and a pulsating soundscape to draw audiences into its sci-fi realm, this is a nightmarish tale of love, betrayal and technological power. LED strip and torchlight innovatively illuminate the wordless production set atmospherically in darkness.
Theatre Ad Infinitum’s work defies easy categorisation. Effortlessly switching styles in service of its latest subject, the international ensemble’s productions have been a highlight of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe since 2008.
'Immersive, imaginative and intensively invasive' British Theatre Guide
Presented by the Barbican in association with London International Mime Festival
1 hour 10 mins/no interval
Age guidance 12+
Post-show talk with members of the company
Free to same-day ticket holders
This performance is accessible to audiences who are deaf or hard of hearing. For more information click here.
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Part of Theatre & Dance
Part of London International Mime Festival 2015
Presented by the Barbican
Co-commissioned by London International Mime Festival
Produced in association with Redbridge Drama Centre and The Lowry
Supported by Arts Council England and Theatre Bench