10 February 2017 – 8 April 2017
Pilot Theatre and York Theatre Royal Present
A production of EM Forster’s classic short story The Machine Stops, touring spring 2017
Adapted for the stage by Neil Duffield
EM Forster is best known for his exquisite novels, but his short story masterpiece published in 1909 is astoundingly prophetic and poignant in 2016, and is a chilling prediction and exploration of our increasingly complex relationship with technology.
"You talk as if a god had made the Machine," cried the other. "I believe that you pray to it when you are unhappy. Men made it, do not forget that."
In a dystopian world where humans have retreated far underground, Kuno alone questions their now total dependency on technology to live and communicate with each other, but in his struggle to break out can he reach the Earth’s surface before the Machine stops?
Featuring a brand new soundtrack composed by John Foxx, pioneer of electronic music and founder of Ultravox, and analogue synth specialist, Benge.
Tour Venues 2017
Dates and links to ticket service will be included when available.
York Theatre Royal
10 – 18 February
20 - 21 February
Broadway Theatre, Letchworth
22 - 23 February
Jacksons Lane, London
7 - 11 March
Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds
14 - 15 March
Mercury Theatre, Colchester
17 - 18 March
21 - 22 March
Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
28 - 29 March
Northen Stage, Newcastle
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
4 - 8 April
Suitable for ages 11+
Running time: 1 hour 25 minutes, no interval