The Machine Stops


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Tuesday, 28 March 2017 - 7:30pm - Wednesday, 29 March 2017 - 7:30pm
Main stage, 7.30pm
£17 - £10 / Under 26 £8 / Kirklees Passport holders £3 off
Pilot Theatre & York Theatre Royal
Post-show Discussion: Tuesday 28 March

"You talk as if a god had made the Machine, men made it, do not forget that."


THE MACHINE STOPS is a chilling prediction and exploration of our increasingly complex relationship with technology. In a dystopian underground world, Kuno alone questions humanity's now total dependency on technology to live and communicate. In his struggle to break out, can he reach the Earth's surface before the Machine stops?


One of the UK's leading touring companies Pilot Theatre (Antigone, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner) returns to the LBT with this adaptation of renowned novelist EM Forster's 1909 short story masterpiece, which is still astoundingly prophetic and poignant today.