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Battersea Arts Centre host Little Bulb as part of summer 2019 season

The theatre company return in June with brand new piece The Future

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Battersea Arts Centre has announced its new season, with appearances from Little Bulb and Apphia Campbell.

Little Bulb's new show The Future will run at Battersea Arts Centre between 12 and 29 June. The show is a musical exploration of artificial intelligence and the future of humanity. It follows a group of scientists who worry about what will happen in the future when intelligent machines surpass humans.

The Future sees Little Bulb Theatre experimenting with electronic instruments for the first time, while exploring the theories and idiosyncrasies of real scientists.

Elsewhere in the season Campbell's new piece about the 20th Century African American experience Woke will run between 10 and 22 June. The piece focuses on two women – Black Panther Assata Shakur and Ambrosia, a present-day university student enrolling as the 2014 Ferguson riots – who become involved in the struggle for civil rights.

Byron Vincent and Dave McGinn's piece Live Before You Die runs between 7 and 8 Jun, while Playback Theatre's Sweet Like Chocolate Boy runs between 25 and 29 Jun.

X-Adra is Ramzi Choukair's piece which uses the words of six Syrian activists to relay the truth of life within Adra prison. The show runs on 2 and 3 July. Keisha Thompson's Man on the Moon, which runs on 5 and 6 July, will explore the impact mental health can have on the family dynamic, particularly within the context of the Black British experience.

The pieces join already announced shows from Chris Thorpe and Rachel Chavkin, and Ridiculusmus. The programme in the theatre's outside space, the Courtyard, opens from July and Edinburgh Festival Fringe previews run from 15 July.