War with the Newts

War with the Newts
Calling all science fiction fans... Witness the rise and fall of a new(t) capitalism.

Set deep in the bowels of an oyster-dredging vessel, an ocean of opportunity arises as a new resource makes contact. Global risk and technological revolution come together in this immersive experience from internationally award-winning Knaїve Theatre with live surround sound installation by sonic artist Robert Bentall.

The creators of smash-hit 'Bin Laden: The One Man Show' bring you Karel Čapek’s apocalyptic science-fiction satire re-imagined for a Europe of tomorrow, fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

At the discretion of The Company life jackets may be provided.

Recommended age 12+​


**Winner of the Summerhall Lustrum Award 2018**

“It realises its premise so completely and with such superb richness, that inevitably it touches a wider set of truths.” (Exeunt)

“Literally grabs the audience by the shoulders and demands a fierce interrogation of the current treatment of migrants and people of colour” (The List ****)

"An unexpectedly perfect lens through which to view our current, turbulent times" (The Skinny ****)

"A striking adaptation of an unfairly forgotten sci-fi masterpiece that will leave you laughing, gasping and shaking with terror." (Broadway Baby ****)

“Conveyed with impressive intelligence and feeling by a cast of three […] full of political anger, with an added edge of sorrow.” (The Scotsman ****)

“Immersive, zany fringe theatre at its best.” (The National ****)


Tags: Drama, November,


Second Space


13 November


£11 (£9 under 26)

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