Girl in the Machine

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Girl in the Machine

5 December 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 4 December 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on 5 December 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on 10 December 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on 11 December 2021 at 8:00 pm

One event on 12 December 2021 at 7:00 pm

Time and Dates:
Friday, 3rd December 2021, 8pm (Q&A session will be held)
Saturday, 4th December 2021, 8pm
Sunday, 5th December 2021, 7pm
Friday, 10th December 2021, 8pm
Saturday, 11th December 2021, 8pm
Sunday, 12th December 2021, 7pm

Girl in the Machine is a dystopian drama exploring our potential digital future, and what it might mean for ‘life’ as we know it. First performed at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in 2017, the play is set ‘not too far into the future’, in the house of corporate lawyer Polly and her husband, Owen.

Polly has recently been promoted, and spends most of her time working, so Owen presents her with a new gadget, ‘Black Box’, to help her relax. The Black Box headset offers virtual reality experiences that are both seductive and addictive, communicating by spoken voice. As Polly slides inexorably into digital dependency, it becomes apparent that, beyond the isolation of this apartment, people are rising up in protest at the new technology and its increasing hold over human life. Polly and Owen are forced to question whether their definitions of reality and freedom are the same.

Creative Team:
Michael Richardson – Producer and Director
Isabel Warrington – Designer
Matthew Gellel – Lighting Designer
Matteo Depares – Sound designer (music)
Alec Massa – Sound designer (voice)
Lisa Baldacchino – Production stage manager
Nicole Sciberras – Assistant stage manager
Ella Manduca – Actor
Tina Rizzo – Actor
Gianni Selvaggi – Actor

Disclaimer: This theatre production makes use of mature language including swear words.  

All patrons attending events at Spazju Kreattiv must present full vaccine certification at point of entry.

Ticket Information

€20 (Balcony €15)
Cinema Club Members
Concession tickets include students, senior citizens and Special ID Holders (SID).

Venue Information

Spazju Kreattiv Theatre

St James Cavalier, Castille Place
Valletta, Malta

Additional Information

55 min