Girl in the Machine
Thursday 20 June 2019
Following the outstanding success of Grounded, National Theatre of Parramatta will present another powerful and provocative work, Girl in the Machine, directed by Claudia Barrie.
Wildly in love, Polly and Owen have successful careers and feel ready to take on the world, until a new form of wearable technology, equally seductive and dangerous, threatens to destroy it all. This Black Box drives a wedge between them. The line between the real and the virtual rapidly dissipates and as the population begins to rebel, Polly and Owen are forced to question whether their definitions of reality and freedom are the same.
Reminiscent of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror series, Girl in the Machine is a sharply-written play about what it is to be human as technology intrudes further and further into everyday life, and is a profound exploration of connection, love and the enduring power of the human spirit.