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The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes

Five activists with intellectual disabilities start a frank and open conversation about a history we would prefer not to know.

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The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes

Date: 5 Sep 2019

Inspired by its own ensemble of actors, Back to Back Theatre is a leading voice in contemporary theatre.

Over the last decade the multi-award- winning company has presented 44 national and 82 international seasons of its work.

Its new production, The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes, explores the changing nature of intelligence in contemporary society.

Co-conceived by five performing core ensemble artists of Back to Back Theatre – Mark Deans, Sarah Mainwaring, Scott Price, Simon Laherty and Sonia Teuben – The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes centres on five activists with intellectual disabilities who hold a public meeting to start a frank and open conversation about a history we would prefer not to know, and a future that is ambivalent.

Weaving a narrative through the ethics of mass food production, human rights, the social impact of automation and the projected dominance of artificial intelligence in the world, The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes is a theatrical revelation inspired by mistakes, misreadings, misleadings and misunderstanding.

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