Performance

VenueTristan Bates Theatre (TBT)
Other spaces: John Thaw Studio
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From11th June 2019
To15th June 2019
When19:45. Jun 15 Mat 14:30
What is currently on at Tristan Bates Theatre (TBT) (V251)

To Drone in the Rain

To Drone in the RainT0224425339
Tom lives with his best friend Drone Girl in the near future where phones, laptops, and all other technological services have become obsolete, replaced by Drone boys and girls. "Drone Girl 9.1.13" looks after Tom who suffers from severe social anxiety. From supervising his job as a bespoke adventures salesman to becoming his "romantic auto-correct", she is always there to catch him before he falls. But when Drone Boy, an older model disappointed by humans, praises her for crippling Tom emotionally, she starts to question her purpose. Yet when her attempts at making Tom more independent increasingly backfire, Drone Girl finds herself split between choices: a losing battle to save Tom or the freedom over purpose alongside Drone Boy. Relevant and gripping, this heartfelt play explores what we sacrifice on our path towards an easy access existence, our need for connection and the mental health issues resulting out of it. How can one find strength in a world where effort is no longer needed?
Author Michael Ellis


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Production details

Company

Producer Valentina Massat
Director Lorenzo Peter Mason
Costume Lucy Smart
Stage ManagerAlex Farell
Design Nicole Figini
Performer Michael Benbaruk (Tom)
Performer Lino Facioli (Drone Boy)
Performer Nell Hardy (Drone Girl)
Performer Daniel Ings (Big Boss Man - voice)
Performer Erin Wilson (Valerie - voice)
Performer Adam Young (New York client - voice)
Performer Deli Segal (Texas client - voice)

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