Theatre is showing a real interest in artificial intelligence at the moment and it is one of the concerns of A Dead Body in Taos which opens at Wilton’s later this month. First off comes the mighty Australian troupe Back to Back, a company made up of learning disabled performers and co-creators which has produced a remarkable body of work which breaks theatrical form in thrilling ways and is often both challenging and heart-breaking. No surprise that the company recently won the Ibsen Prize, one of the theatre’s most coveted international awards. Taking the form of a public town hall style meeting, this is a multi-layered piece exploring the lines between private and public actions and engagements, the baselines of what we consider human intelligence to be, and what normal might look like in a world where AI is smarter than any human.
Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes is a sly theatrical revelation inspired by mistakes, mis-readings, mis-leadings and misunderstanding, Shadow reminds us that none of us are self-sufficient and all of us are responsible. The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes is a story about a public meeting, the type of meeting you would hope to happen in a certain kind of democracy. How do we come together to make decisions that are in the best interest of a civic society? This is a play about individual and collective responsibility. All performances will be Relaxed. We invite you to make yourself comfortable and move around if you need to and if you need to leave the performance at any point you will be allowed to return to the space when you feel ready. Age Recommendation: 12+ Contains adult themes and coarse language This performance is Pay What You Can with a recommended price of £18. Tickets from £6. If anyone feels they need to pay under £6 please contact Box Office, on [email protected] or call 0207 223 2223. The Pay What You Can Scheme removes a financial barrier, giving everyone the chance to see our shows. This is made possible by those who are able choosing a higher price point, and for this you can be guided by the recommended price.