Oberon Modern Plays – A Machine they’re Secretly Building

Oberon Books have published the full text of A Machine they’re Secretly Building by Andrew Westerside and Proto-type Theater as part of their Modern Plays Series.

The script is available via the Oberon Website and includes a critical introduction from Dr Aylwyn Walsh, Lecturer in Applied Theatre and Intervention at University of Leeds.


I want you to know what’s happening…

From what might be a news desk, an office, a bedroom, 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.

A Machine They’re Secretly Building charts a course from the Top Secret secrets of WWI intelligence (via the moon, 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 the terror of a future that might already be upon us.

It is about how we got to the point where our governments are spying on us and how that’s changing who we are.


Page extent: 72
ISBN: 9781786821119
Binding: PaperBack