Winner: Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland – Best Ensemble
A promenade, site-responsive co-production between GRID IRON and LUNG HA’s THEATRE COMPANY in the University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum
1st – 9th April 2010
Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival
In an age where genetic perfection, both male and female, is held up as the quintessential path to a happy, fulfilled life, is there increasingly little space for difference in our society? Are we sleep-walking into a new age of eugenics, or is Huxley’s Brave New World still hundreds of years away?
“I look like this, but my children, MY children, will be gods of the earth!” Huxley’s Lab.
We enter, behind doors that should be closed, a lab which might determine the future of our race…
But someone is trying to break into this perfectly controlled world.
An anarchist group, the Naturals, inspired by the spirit of the buffon, want to tear down this world, to pose their difference as a joyous alternative to the world of the ‘norms’, to make their voices heard.
Grid Iron came together with renowned inclusive theatre makers Lung Ha’s Theatre Company for the very first time for this extraordinary journey through the corridors and spaces of the University of Edinburgh’s splendid Informatics Forum.
In a series of dream-like installation spaces, the 30-strong cast of professional and non-professional actors share their journey with us and their desires, for children, for intimacy, for marriage, for life.