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In the West End, the closure will continue up to and including 2 August 2020 (announced on 3 June).


The show below will not currently be playing and is scheduled to close by 28 June 2020 (when theatres might reopen - this is subject to confirmation).


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To Drone In The Rain

Closed 15 Jun 2019

Tristan Bates Theatre

Relevant and gripping, this heartfelt play explores what we sacrifice on our path towards an easy access existence, our need for connection and the mental health issues resulting out of it.
To Drone In The Rain at the Tristan Bates Theatre

Image courtesy Tristan Bates Theatre

Show details

Synopsis


"If I malfunction and you are not ready then how will you survive?"


Tom lives with his best friend Drone Girl in the near future where phones, laptops, and all other technological services have become obsolete, replaced by Drone boys and girls.


"Drone Girl 9.1.13" looks after Tom who suffers from severe social anxiety.


From supervising his job as a bespoke adventures salesman to becoming his "romantic auto-correct", she is always there to catch him before he falls.


But when Drone Boy, an older model disappointed by humans, praises her for crippling Tom emotionally, she starts to question her purpose.


Yet when her attempts at making Tom more independent increasingly backfire, Drone Girl finds herself split between choices: a losing battle to save Tom or the freedom over purpose alongside Drone Boy.


Relevant and gripping, this heartfelt play explores what we sacrifice on our path towards an easy access existence, our need for connection and the mental health issues resulting out of it.


How can one find strength in a world where effort is no longer needed?


Background, advisory warnings


Age suitability: Not available


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Theatre


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Postal address:
1A Tower Street
Covent Garden
London WC2H 9NP

Box office tel: 020 7240 6283

Box office email: Send Mail

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 11 June 2019

Closes:Saturday 15 June 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm

Friday ‑ 7‑45pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 2-30pm

Running time: To be confirmed

Tickets


Standard:
£15

Concessions:
£12.50

Cast


Tom - Michael Benbaruk

Drone Boy - Lino Facioli 

Drone Girl - Nell Hardy

Big Boss Man (Voice) - Daniel Ings

Valerie (Voice) - Erin Wilson

New York client (Voice) - Adam Young

Texas client (Voice) - Deli Segal


Creatives


Author: Michael Ellis
Director: Lorenzo Peter Mason
Set designer: Nicole Figini
Costume designer: Lucy Smart
Production: Valentina Massat

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