Theatre closures


Indoor performances at theatres are postponed to at least 15 August 2020.


Outdoor performances (where possible) are still permitted.


The show below is due to open after that date so (on current information) it is likely to go ahead as scheduled.



A Dead Body in Taos

5 Nov to 19 Dec 2020

Arcola Theatre

A daughter travels to the New Mexico desert on hearing that her mother has died there. But has she? David Farr's new play is both a science fiction and an intimate study of loss and bereavement.
A Dead Body in Taos at Arcola Theatre

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Show details

Synopsis


David Farr's new play is both a science fiction and an intimate study of loss and bereavement.


“When they called saying your body had been found, I had one immediate thought.


I remember thinking that maybe now I'd be free.”


A daughter travels to the New Mexico desert on hearing that her mother has died there.


But has she?


Loosely inspired by Adam Curtis' documentary The Century of the Self, A Dead Body in Taos explores what developments in artificial intelligence might mean for our understanding of death, consciousness and the soul.


Background, advisory warnings


Age suitability: Not available


David Farr is a writer and Associate Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company.


His recent writing includes The Hunt (Almeida Theatre) and The Night Manager (BBC One).


His Crime and Punishment in Dalston (2002) was one of Arcola Theatre's earliest hits.


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Postal address:
24 Ashwin Street
Dalston
London E8 3DL

Box office tel: 020 7503 1646

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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 5 November 2020

Press night:Monday 9 November 2020

Closes:Saturday 19 December 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm (7pm on 9 Nov)

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Saturday - 2-30pm

Wednesday - 2-30pm (16 December)


Running time: To be confirmed

Tickets


Previews:

Best £25


Standard £20


Value £12


Restricted £12


Standard:

Best £30


Standard £25


Value £17


Restricted £12


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Access information


Relaxed Performance: Thursday 10 December at 7.30pm

Creatives


Author: David Farr
Director: Rachel Bagshaw
Production: Arcola Theatre and Fuel

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