PASSIONATE MACHINE Launches UK Tour This Spring
Brighton Fringe Best New Play Award & Edinburgh Fringe Infallibles Award for Theatrical Excellence winner takes to the road this spring.
What would you change if you could travel through time? The world's first female time travelling doctor takes her multi award winning show on tour to help you decide
Remember PE kit. Cancel free trial. Call mum. Everyone writes instructions to their future selves. But what happens if the future starts writing back? Join Doctor Rosy Carrick as she takes her multi-award winning play on tour to find out...
Pipping Jodie Whittaker to the post as the world's first female time travelling doctor, Rosy debuted this funny, poignant, sad, and at points shocking, show at the 2018 Brighton Fringe, where it won the coveted Best New Play Award, and Edinburgh Festival, where it walked away with the Infallibles Award for Theatrical Excellence. Following a London run it embarks on a national tour in March, April, May and June. Following its London premiere at Draper Hall (14-24 March) it takes in Brighton (Hove), Huddersfield, Norfwich, Framlingham, Margate, Newport, Clevedon, Exeter and Worcester.
The Scotsman called it 'Intelligent, articulate & funny... an entertaining hour full of warmth and compassion'
Rosy Carrick has to build a time machine - because her future self has already done so and is now stuck 100 years in the past after a failed mission to save Russian revolutionary poet Vladimir Mayakovsky from committing suicide. Given that her knowledge of quantum physics is limited to the works of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rosy must summon the help of science's greatest minds if she is to rewrite history and save herself...
Darting playfully between multiple narratives, this high octane emotional performance takes in science and sci-fi as itexplores the realities of time travel and self-determination - taking in Bowie, motherhood, #metoo and some most heinous hangovers along the way.
The narrative is told as a true story, weaving itself into real-life events until fact and fiction become indistinguishable. The magical realism of Passionate Machine does not require a suspension of disbelief - it invokes one.
Set against the questionable theoretical framework of all your favourite time travel movies, Passionate Machine is a playful, intelligent, very funny and searingly honest story about obsession, salvation and finding yourself - quite literally. 'Fresh writing at its very best' said Fringe Review
Passionate Machine is directed by Kate Bonna, Fringe First winner and recipient of Most Promising New Playwright award at the 2018 Off West End Awards for All The Things I Lied About.
Passionate Machine also has a week-long run at New York's SoHo Playhouse in October and further UK tour dates will be added for Autumn/Winter 2019.
Rosy Carrick is a writer, performer and translator. Her eccentric style and forceful imagery have won her international acclaim, as well as firmly cementing her place as one of the UK's most unusual and exciting contemporary poets. Rosy has co-hosted the Latitude Festival poetry stage (now The Speakeasy) since 2010, and is co-curator, alongside Luke Wright, of the Port Eliot Festival poetry stage. She has a PhD on the poetry of Vladimir Mayakovsky, and has published two books of his work in translation: Volodya (Enitharmon, 2015) and Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (Smokestack, 2017). Rosy's debut poetry collection Chokey was published in 2018 by Burning Eye Books.
14-16, 21-23 March 7.30pm
London Draper Hall 50 - 57 Hampton Street, SE17 3AN. Elephant & Castle tube 2 minutes walk
£10, £8 conc, 07990573622 www.tinyurl.com/yc97rgl5
17 March 7.30pm
Hove The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street BN3 1AS
£14, £10 conc, 01273 201 801 www.theoldmarket.com
26 March 7.45pm
Huddersfield Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Square, Queen Street HD1 2SP
£14, £8 conc, 01484 430 528 www.thelbt.org
Double bill with Eleutheromania by Alice Henry
27 March 8pm
Norwich Arts Centre, St Benedicts' St NR2 4PG
£Pay what you decide 01603 660352 www.norwichartscentre.co.uk
27 April 7.30pm
Framlingham FAYAP Youth and Arts Centre, Thomas Mills High School, Saxtead Raod, Framlingham, IP13 9HE
£10, £8 conc, 01728 723127 www.fayap.net
02 May 7.30pm
Margate Tom Thumb Theatre, 2A Eastern Esplanade, Margate, CT9 2LB
£10, £8 conc, 01843 221791 www.tomthumbtheatre.co.uk
23 May 7.45pm
Newport The Riverfront, Kingsway, NP20 1HG, Wales
£12.25, £10.25 01633 656757 www.newportlive.co.uk/riverfront
30 May 7.30pm
Clevedon The Theatre Shop, 6 Triangle Centre, Clevedon, BS21 6XX
£12 01275 400225 www.theatreshop.org.uk
7 June, 7pm
Exeter Phoenix Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter, EX4 3LS
£12, £8 conc, 01392 667080 www.exeterphoenix.org.uk
14 June 8pm
Worcester Arts Workshop 21 Sansome Street WR1 1UH
£10, £8 01905 25053 www.worcesterartsworkshop.org.uk