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  • Start: Tuesday 03 October - 19:30
  • Estimated End: Tuesday 03 October - 20:30
  • Auditorium: Tindle Studio

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“I want you to know what’s happening…”


From what might be a news desk, an office, a bunker under a mountain or a theatre, two people – reporters, senators, freedom fighters, or just… well… concerned citizens like you – think about what it is to speak up, speak out, blow the whistle and lift the veil.


Fresh from their run at Edinburgh Fringe 2017, A Machine they’re Secretly Building charts a course from the Top Secret secrets of WWI intelligence (via 1972’s Chess World Championships, a disco in Oklahoma and the cafeteria at CERN) through to 9/11, the erosion of privacy, Edward Snowden and to the terror of a future that might already be upon us.


Proto-type have combined original text and classified intelligence documents with film from digital artist Adam York Gregory, and music and sound design by Paul J. Rogers, to vent their frustration at the insidious machine of surveillance.


A Machine they’re Secretly Building is about how we got to the point where our governments are spying on us and how that’s changing who we are.


“A sharing of disbelief, an articulate wail of anger”

British Theatre Guide


**** “The kind of theatre that seeps into the sub-conscious.”

The List


**** “We are being called to arms. A Machine… is an alarm clock, waking us up.”

The Wee Review


“Lees and Baynton take our hands and lead us sympathetically into a dark new world… a great antidote to 2017’s tangled political and cultural landscape.”

Exeunt Magazine


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