Them and Us - two short plays about machines
20/01/22 - 22/01/22
To be staged in the Salisbury Studio, Thursday 20, Friday 21 and Saturday 22 January 2022
From Little Acorns Grow
Acorn is a robot built for one purpose and one purpose only; gardening. Waking up in a warehouse without any of her memories intact and surrounded by broken down robots all with the same face, she starts to piece together the centuries she spent with her friends rebuilding the Earth’s ecosystem after humanity finally destroyed it and by extension themselves.
The Man Who Built The Tin Man
Douglas Miller is the greatest inventor of his generation having perfected the formula for artificial intelligence. Now he sits in his mansion as money from his patents rolls in and his creations become synonymous with modern life. But when a child jumps into a swimming pool to save their AI companion and drowns as a consequence Douglas must start asking big questions about culpability and moral responsibility.