Produced in association with the Royal Exchange Theatre, Square Chapel and Waterside.


★★★★ The List ★★★★ The Skinny ★★★★ Broadway Baby ★★★★ The Scotsman ★★★★ The National

  • By Knaïve Theatre after Karel Capek
  • 2 October 2018 - 6 October 2018
  • The Studio

The creators of smash-hit BIN LADEN: THE ONE MAN SHOW bring you Karel Capek's apocalyptic science-fiction satire re-imagined for a Europe of tomorrow, fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Witness the rise and fall of a new(t) capitalism. Deep in the bowels of an oyster-dredging vessel, an ocean of opportunity arises as a new resource makes contact. Global risk and technological revolution come together in this immersive experience from Knaïve Theatre, with live surround sound installation by sonic artist Robert Bentall.

At the discretion of The Company life jackets may be provided.

  • Event Information
  • VENUE: The Studio

    PERFORMANCE DATES: Tuesday 2 October - Saturday 6 October 2018

    PERFORMANCE TIMES: All Evenings, 7.30pm
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    RUNNING TIME: Approximately 70 minutes

    TICKET INFORMATION: £13 / £11 Concessions / Limited number of £7 tickets available to Under 26 & Students (weekday performances only) 

    BOOK TICKETS:  Box Office 0161 833 9833 / online



    “It realises its premise so completely and with such superb richness, that inevitably it touches a wider set of truths." (Exeunt)

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Literally grabs the audience by the shoulders and demands a fierce interrogation of the current treatment of migrants and people of colour" The List

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐ "An unexpectedly perfect lens through which to view our current, turbulent times" The Skinny

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐ "A striking adaptation of an unfairly forgotten sci-fi masterpiece that will leave you laughing, gasping and shaking with terror." Broadway Baby

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Conveyed with impressive intelligence and feeling by a cast of three […] full of political anger, with an added edge of sorrow." The Scotsman

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Immersive, zany fringe theatre at its best." The National

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