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Robot is star of Alzheimers play

Posted on 08/11/2016 by Helga Pearson in georgian theatre royal spillikin Pipeline Theatre

An amazing state-of-the-art robot will take centre stage as part of a deeply moving play about Alzheimers to be performed at The Georgian Theatre Royal on Sunday 13 November at 7.30pm

Pipeline Theatre’s Spillikin premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe last year – attracting 5* reviews – and was nominated for the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award.

It’s the 1970s. Sally likes Debbie Harry. Raymond likes making robots; they’re an unlikely pair. Fifty years later, after a long, childless and sometimes bumpy marriage, Sally has Alzheimers. Before Raymond died he created a robot, uploaded with his memories, to keep her company. It’s the ultimate love letter from beyond the grave: an endlessly patient memory-jogger and singing partner, it gives order to her confusion and becomes a new partner in the oddest of odd-couple romances. But as Sally’s mind fades, will the robot be more of a comfort or a threat?

This production will make you laugh, cry and ponder big questions of love, death and the increasing role of technology in our human world.

After the show, there will be a Q & A session with a chance to meet the cast, as well as the opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with the robot, who can even answer questions himself.

Tickets from £8 to £21 are available from the Box Office on 01748 825252 or via the online booking service on this website.

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