These are the last few outing for Machine… for the time being so if you want to see it now is your chance.
Rachel and Gillian will be bringing the shows to some venues that Proto-type haven’t been to before so spread the word, and do come and say hello to us afterwards – we’d love to hear what you think!
The Audit (or Iceland, a modern myth) – 2018 A/W Dates
“They are not holding back in the slightest… They can and they will name and shame.” – The Reviews Hub
“The brilliance of Proto-type’s approach is to engage, inform and entertain… they exude warmth and wit. The clarity and insight here allows for the telling of a modern horror story of greed that resonates with age old folk stories that we should not forget.” – Live Art Alive
A Machine they’re Secretly Building – 2018 A/W Dates
WED 13 FEB – PERFORMING HOUSE, YORK ST JOHN UNIVERSITY
FRI 22 MAR – ATTENBOROUGH ARTS CENTRE, LEICESTER
23 MAY – HARROGATE THEATRE
**** “This smartly intelligent hour-long whizz through the world of surveillance, and the way governments legitimise spying on their citizens, makes you question what we mean by a terrorist and where the real threat lies… This is coolly reasoned theatre, produced by Proto-type Theater with stylish aplomb.” – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
“…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
The Audit (or Iceland, a modern myth) was commissioned by Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, ARC (Stockton), Oxford Playhouse, Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University, hAb/Word of Warning (Manchester) and artsdepot (London). Supported by Tramway (Glasgow), Curve (Leicester) and Arts Council England.
AMTSB is supported by Tramway, Glasgow, Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University, the Britten-Pears Foundation and the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
We are very grateful to Arts Council England for making this tour possible – alongside our original commissioning partners Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, Warwick Arts Centre, ARC (Stockton), Oxford Playhouse, Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University, artsdepot, and hÅb/Word of Warning.