Internationally renowned playwright Martin Crimp returns to the Royal Court with his new play directed by Christian Lapointe in a co-production between Carte Blanche, the Royal Court Theatre and the Carrefour international de théâtre.
“If you think you know what it’s like to be me you are seriously deluded.”
If a playwright’s job is to make dialogue, is there a limit to how many characters she / he / they are entitled to invent? Who can these people be? And what if an invented voice says things that even the author would prefer not to hear?
With characteristically provocative humour, Martin Crimp himself performs his latest work, using deep-fake computer technology to bring 299 unique characters to the stage.
“I made stuff up, I invented shit, I checked my whole family into a hotel I couldn’t afford, none of it was true.”
Extraordinary theatrical experiment explores identity and the ethics of art
Astounds and amuses in equal measure
A coruscation, driven by questions perpetual and immediate
The most unusual thing I have seen in the theatre for a long time
Theatre meets art installation in a play for 299 voices
An interesting and unnerving idea