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Control

Playwright Keziah Warner sends a disparate quartet of reality TV contestants hurtling into space.

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Show: Control
Company: New Theatre
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Control

Date: 14 Jun 2022

A disparate quartet thrown together in a reality TV experiment hurtle through space.

As climate change reaches crisis point and revolution threatens to erupt on Earth, the world is looking on. Or is it?

In the society of the future, A.I. and people work side-by-side, ‘personal memories’ are held in a database vulnerable to hackers, and past misadventures can be erased.

And on the planet known as New Earth (a now-colonised Mars), a touching relationship develops between a techie and the android she’s tasked with reprogramming.

This provocative, clever and subversively funny play by Keziah Warner explores the ethical and moral ambiguities inherent in our relationship with technology.

It questions both humanity’s desire to manipulate how we’re perceived by others, and our need to control our environment despite our inability to control ourselves.

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