2017 Tour Dates: A Machine they’re Secretly Building

sml MTSB MAIN 2017 tour - Credit Proto-type and Adam York Gregory

We’re really pleased to announce the first dates of the 2017 tour of A Machine they’re Secretly Building!

We’ll be speaking up, speaking out, blowing the whistle and lifting the veil on the insidious machine of surveillance at a theatre hopefully near you (or near your mates – spread the word!)

Some more dates will follow in the New Year once they’re firmed up, but for now we’re breaking out the balaclavas and heading to the following venues:


A Machine they’re Secretly Building – 2017 Tour

TUE 28 FEB – AXIS ARTS CENTRE, CREWE
WED 1 MAR – THE LOWRY, SALFORD – Part of WTF Wednesday in association with Word of Warning
THUR 2 & FRI 3 MAR – MAC, BIRMINGHAM

THUR 13 – SAT 15 APR – TRON THEATRE, GLASGOW – Scottish Premiere
TUE 25 & WED 26 APR – NORTHERN STAGE, NEWCASTLE
SAT 27 MAY – TRESTLE ARTS BASE, ST ALBANS
WED 7 JUNE – NORWICH ARTS CENTRE, NORWICH
TUE 15 – SUN 27 AUG – EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2017 – as part of the British Council Showcase (Tickets on sale soon)
TUE 3 OCT – FARNHAM MALTINGS (Tickets on sale soon)

More 2017 dates soon…


“…after an hour in the company of Rachel Baynton and Gillian Lees you may want to go off grid, head to the woods and never touch a keyboard ever again! Based on Edward Snowden’s revelation of the US government’s “massive surveillance machine they’re secretly building”, writer (and director) Andrew Westerside’s history of State surveillance is both revelatory and deeply disturbing… Baynton and Lees’ performances are compelling, their softly spoken words carefully pitched to have us learn forward in our seat to hear every word. They use charm and humour to disarm us but make no mistake, their message is forceful, their campaign as vivid as the lurid pink balaclavas they often don.” – The Reviews Hub

We are incredibly grateful to Arts Council England for making this second tour possible – alongside our original commissioning partners Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, Warwick Arts Centre and hÅb. 

AMTSB is supported by Tramway, Glasgow, Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University, the Britten-Pears Foundation and the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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