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16th – 17th February 2024
By Lucy Kirkwood
Directed by Adam Nichols

Alice is a scientist. She lives in Geneva. As the Large Hadron Collider starts up in 2008, she is on the brink of the most exciting work of her life.

Jenny is her sister. She lives in Luton. She spends a lot of time Googling.

When tragedy throws them together, the collision threatens them all with chaos.

Lucy Kirkwood’s wildly ambitious play is a brilliantly funny and occasionally brutal exploration of the workings of the universe and our place within it and what it means to be a sister, a mother and a daughter.

With its strong debate about the merits of vaccination and the limitations of science, this production – the play’s first UK revival since its premiere at the National Theatre in 2017 – offers a particular resonance in the context of the global pandemic and the ongoing climate change debate.

Since her debut in 2008, Lucy Kirkwood has firmly established herself as a leading playwright of her generation, the writer of a series of savagely funny, highly intelligent and beautifully observed plays that tackle the pressing issues of our times including Chimerica, The Children and The Welkin.

16th – 17th February 2024

Broadway Cinema & Theatre, Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3DD
01462 681088

Running time 2 hours 45 minutes including an interval of 15 minutes.

Tickets – £20

Contains adult language and themes, smoking, use of smoke effects and flashing lights and images.

"An accomplished revival. The chemistry is electric."

The Stage

"The dynamic set is a multimedia extravaganza which takes on a life of its own. A superb production."

Herts Advertiser

"The buzz you get from this play is the kind that keeps your mind racing long after. One of those moments of theatre that it becomes a privilege to witness."

British Theatre Guide

"A dizzyingly brilliant narrative is given a kinetic energy by Director Adam Nichols."

Lancaster Guardian

"Provocative, funny and brilliantly acted."

Sussex Express

Cast and Creative

Steph Allison

Movement Director

Harry Boyd

The Boson

Amy Connery

Movement Director

Lyle Fulton

Henri

Annette Holland

Karen

Simon Nicholas

Designer

Will Pattle

Luke

Faith Turner

Jenny

Eloise Westwood

Natalie

Emma Wright

Alice

Alis Wyn Davies

Gavriella

Adam Nichols

Director

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