i woke up feeling electric

writer JACK ROBSON / director JACOPO PANIZZA
4 - 22 Feb
7:45pm
£15/£12
Tues - Sat

Bertie, what’s the weather like?
Bertie, how’s my commute?
Bertie, define ‘ineluctable’.

A work-life balance is hard to find when you’re an AI assistant. Luckily for Bertie, it’s easy to enjoy your job when you were literally made for it. Sending emails, making playlists, checking the weather forecast — he loves it all.

But one night his world is upended by Vita, a new, smarter AI, who invades his world, and upsets his well-constructed routine. Trying to come to terms with this interloper, Bertie is forced to reassess everything he thought he knew — to examine the limits of the life hes always loved.

By turns comic and probing, I Woke Up Feeling Electricis the lovechild of an office comedy and an episode of Black Mirror— a very human story about electronic minds.

Box Office opens at 7.00pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The performance lasts 60 minutes without interval. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced. 

LATECOMERS MAY NOT BE ADMITTED. PLEASE ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME FOR THE START TIME OF 7.45PM.

Over 18s only. Due to pub licensing laws no one under the age of 18 is permitted into the building after 7pm. 

Refunds and exchanges are not available.

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