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Laura slept eight hundred years to be with her lover but now they have woken her up in 2879 - one hundred years too soon because she's run out of money. How do you reach the one you love across time and space and would you die to be with them?
22 July 2011
As the title alludes to, Future Shock is a play set in the future, with an interesting science fiction style that raises very earthly and human questions about how far a person would go for love. Written by experienced scriptwriter Richard Stockwell, directed by Elisa Amesbury and produced by King Time Productions, the play premiered last night at New Century House as part of the 24:7 Theatre Festival.
Future Shock begins with sleeping beauty, Laura (Alice Brockway), awakened by a jab to her neck from Nicoletta (Christine Clare), a robotic medic. It transpires that Laura made a deal with her scientist lover that they would both be put to sleep, in the name of scientific research, to be woken 800 years later and resume their life together. However, ‘they’ (the soulless humans who are now running the show) woke her 100 years earlier than planned in 2879, because she's run out of money. Laura is then faced with the dilemma of whether to make the best of the century...
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