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Performance

VenueScottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC)
Other spaces: The SSE Hydro, The Armadillo, Clyde Auditorium, Lomond Auditorium
TownGlasgow
CountyGlasgow
From10th April 2007
To14th April 2007
PricesFrom £10.00. To £15.00.
What is currently on at Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) (V1986850853)

Futurology - A Global Revue

T201882684
The future will never be the same again. Suspect Culture’s new show is a black comedy that asks the only question anyone really cares about: Is everything going to be alright? The future’s coming towards us at a hundred miles an hour. Do you ever feel like a rabbit caught in the headlights? The oil’s running out, the climate is changing, China’s on the rise. But in the future we’ll have cars that run on water, smart fridges that know what food you like, Google implanted in your head so you never need to actually know anything ever again. Meanwhile we’re left wondering how to act now. Is there something we should be doing? Is it ok to be doing nothing? Thankfully, the powers that be have called a conference to discuss all this and make the big decisions for us. Futurology is the story of that conference. Delegates, economists, politicians, protestors and mystics turn up from all over the world. Powerpoint presentations are made. Weighty decisions hang in the balance. Meanwhile the Mayor of the town hosting the conference is determined that everyone is going to sample the best of local entertainment! Everybody seems to know what they’re doing except the delegate from the Sandwich Islands. Her home is sinking and she just wants to know what to do for the best. Follow Patrice, as she struggles to negotiate high politics, conference sex and the finer points of name badge etiquette before - eventually - learning how to play the game. But will it be enough to save her homeland? Futurology explores the big questions with a darkly comic show packed full of song, dance, ventriloquism and Suspect Culture’s trademark theatrical style.


Archive :: production:T201882684, play:S213030151, venue:V1986850853

Production details

Company

Producer National Theatre of Scotland
Producer Suspect Culture
Producer Brighton Festival
Director Graham Eatough
Other David Greig (dramaturgy)
Music Nick Powell
Design Patrick Macklin
Design Ian Scott
Lighting Ian Scott

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