WAR WITH THE NEWTS

The creators of smash-hit Bin Laden: The One Man Show bring you Karel Čapek’s apocalyptic science-fiction satire re-imagined for a Europe of tomorrow, fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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 internationally award-winning Knaїve Theatre with live surround sound installation by sonic artist Robert Bentall. Witness the rise and fall of a new(t) capitalism.

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

The company will transform the stage of The Bunker into the hull of a ship; cast as refugees displaced by some as yet unknown global catastrophe, spectators will cross a threshold upon entering the space, greeted by androids and addressed by disembodied voices through television screens.

We have a discount code (NEWTS14) that can be used on performances from 9th-13th October


**Winner of the Summerhall Lustrum Award for Outstanding Theatre 2018**

“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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