A state-of-the-art robot joins the cast of this innovative show
Having watched the trailer (and started sniffling at just that small snippet), we think you’ll need to take your tissues along to this Cambridge Junction show, which tells the story a woman with Alzheimer’s living with a robot companion.
Presented by the innovative Pipeline Theatre, the play begins in the 70s, with Sally, who adores Debbie Harry and falls in love with Raymond, who likes making robots. 50 years on, after a long, childless and sometimes bumpy marriage, Sally finds herself alone and living with Alzheimer’s. But, before her husband Raymond died, he created a robot, uploaded with his memories, to keep her company.
Endlessly patient, it’s the ultimate love letter from beyond the grave, giving Sally order in an increasingly confused world, jogging her memory and singing with her. What follows is a sweet, sad, touching and thought-provoking love story which encourages the audience to ponder big questions of love, death and technology.
If you liked the Spike Jonze film Her, and are a fan of Black Mirror style studies on the interplay between technology and humanity; definitely check it out.
The show, which uses a state-of-the-art robot as a full cast member, plays on 15 February at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12.50 (£8 concessions).