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Ex Machina

Date/Time: 15 Jun 2018 -23 Jun 2018 8pm - 8pm

Screenplay by Alex Garland
Adapted and directed by Finn Caldwell

'The real test is to show you she is a robot. Then see if you still feel she has a consciousness.'

Puppetry will come to NIDA this June, as international director and puppeteer Finn Caldwell directs Alex Garland’s Ex Machina. Finn’s distinguished puppetry credits include international stage hit and West End shows War Horse and Groundhog Day.

Exploring science fiction’s place within contemporary theatre, Ex Machina fuses cutting-edge technology with techniques adapted from traditional Japanese Bunraku puppet theatre.

At a time in history when the event of genuine Artificial Intelligence is becoming increasingly likely, Ex Machina provokes ethical and moral questions about our relationship with this next evolutionary step.

15, 18–23 June, 8pm
18 June, 1pm
NIDA Theatres, Space

Suitable for ages 12+. This performance may contain adult content, strong language, strobe lighting, theatrical haze, loud noise.

Running time 90 minutes
Ex Machina will be performed in one act and will not include an interval.

Featuring NIDA final year BFA Acting and final year BFA Costume, Properties and Objects, Staging, and Technical Theatre and Stage Management students, with students of the MFA Design for Performance and Diploma of Musical Theatre.

Ex Machina is playing as part of our Student Productions June 2018 season.

Ex Machina is supported by Frederick J Gibson in memory of Garnet H Carroll OBE