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War with the Newts

War with the Newts
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11 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018

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3 Millennium Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 3AD

The creators of smash-hit BIN LADEN: THE ONE MAN SHOW bring you Karel Capek’s apocalyptic science-fction satire, re-imagined for a Europe of tomorrow, fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Witness the rise and fall of a new(t) capitalism. 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, with live surround sound installation by sonic artist Robert Bentall.

At the discretion of The Company life jackets may be provided. 

War with the Newts is an updated theatrical reimagining of Karel Čapek’s satirical sci-fi classic of the same title, transported to a post-Brexit Britain of the possible future.

Using the mixing of live sounds from award-winning contemporary classical composer Robert Bentall, and surreal and marvellous stage design, audiences are transported to the hull of a fishing vessel, and invited to witness the rise and fall of a new economic revolution.

War with the Newts will premiere at Summerhall at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from 1st-26th August before touring the UK in Autumn 2018. The show is kindly supported by Arts Council England, Royal Exchange Theatre, Square Chapel and Waterside.

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