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E.M. Forster’s ‘The Machine Stops’ online

E.M. Forster’s ‘The Machine Stops’ online

posted 24 Mar 2021

It has been announced that York Theatre Royal and Pilot Theatre’s co-production of The Machine Stops will be available to watch online from Tuesday 23rd March to Monday 5th April. The production originally premiered at the York Theatre Royal back in May 2016 and will be available to watch free of charge, with options available to donate that will be split equally between the York Theatre Royal and Pilot Theatre.

Adapted by Neil Duffield, the 1909 short story by E.M. Forster is based in a futuristic dystopia where humans have retreated far underground and individuals live in isolation in ‘cells’, with all bodily and spiritual needs met by the omnipotent, global Machine.

“Over this last year, I have thought about this piece many times” says director, Juliet Forster, “as the world around us seemed to grow more and more like the incredible world that E.M. Forster imagined. Things like human contact and human touch becoming something that’s almost taboo, things that are really striking and even more relevant now.”

The filmed recording is being released online with the permission of the E.M. Forster estate.

Visit the York Theatre Royal’s website or Pilot Theatre’s website for further details.

Read the full article on the York Mix website.

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