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image for Play - Contemporary item typePassionate Machine at Norwich Arts Centre

Play - Contemporary, Wed 27 Mar 2019, £5-£15

Rosy Carrick: Passionate Machine

Rosy Carrick: Passionate Machine

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Remember PE kit. Cancel free trial. Call mum. Everyone writes instructions to their future selves. But what happens if the future starts writing back? Join Doctor Rosy Carrick as she takes her multi-award winning play on tour to find out…

Pipping Jodie Whittaker to the post as the world’s first female time travelling doctor, Rosy debuted this funny, poignant, sad, and at points shocking, show at the 2018 Brighton Fringe, where it won the coveted Best New Play Award, and Edinburgh Festival, where it walked away with the Infallibles Award for Theatrical Excellence.

‘Intelligent, articulate & funny… an entertaining hour full of warmth and compassion’ The Scotsman

Rosy Carrick has to build a time machine – because her future self has already done so and is now stuck 100 years in the past after a failed mission to save Russian revolutionary poet Vladimir Mayakovsky from committing suicide. Given that her knowledge of quantum physics is limited to the works of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rosy must summon the help of science’s greatest minds if she is to rewrite history and save herself…

Darting playfully between multiple narratives, this high octane emotional performance embraces science and sci-fi as it explores the realities of time travel and self-determination – taking in Bowie, motherhood, #metoo and some most heinous hangovers along the way.


Set against the questionable theoretical framework of all your favourite time travel movies, Passionate Machine is a playful, intelligent, very funny and searingly honest story about obsession, salvation and finding yourself – quite literally.


Passionate Machine is directed by Kate Bonna, Fringe First winner and recipient of Most Promising New Playwright award at the 2018 Off West End Awards for All The Things I Lied About.

Rosy Carrick is a writer, performer and translator. Her eccentric style and forceful imagery have won her international acclaim, as well as firmly cementing her place as one of the UK's most unusual and exciting contemporary poets. Rosy has co-hosted the Latitude Festival poetry stage (now The Speakeasy) since 2010, and is co-curator, alongside Luke Wright, of the Port Eliot Festival poetry stage. She has a PhD on the poetry of Vladimir Mayakovsky, and has published two books of his work in translation: Volodya (Enitharmon, 2015) and Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (Smokestack, 2017). Rosy’s debut poetry collection Chokey was published in 2018 by Burning Eye Books.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshments

Disabled accessDogs accepted

Cafe bar; disabled access to foyer, auditorium, downstairs cafe area; disabled toilet

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 27 Mar 2019 20:00 to 21:00

Prices

Pay what you can afford

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Address

Norwich Arts Centre,
St Benedict's Street,
Norwich,
Norfolk,
NR2 4PG

Directions

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Map reference: TG 226088  Lat: 52.63126 Long: 1.28793

By Road:
From London, approach Norwich on the A11. Keep going along this road until you reach the inner ring road (there will be shops straight ahead on St. Stephens Street). Turn left at the roundabout on to Chapelfield Road, then keep going (past the Chapelfield shopping mall), until you reach the next roundabout. At this point the Roman Catholic Cathedral will be on your left. Go straight over this roundabout, underneath a pedestrian bridge and take the right hand lane for the traffic lights. Turn right onto St. Benedicts Street. This part of St. Benedicts is one-way, and you will fork left on to St. Swithins Road. From here, there are various car parks nearby or on-street parking (metered) on St. Benedicts Street (15p for 15mins, or free after 6pm) - please note there are limited places and some parts of St. Benedicts are permit parking only.

By Public Transport:
Norwich Train Station is 1.1 miles away from Norwich Arts Centre, and is approximately 15 mins walk or 7 mins by taxi. The station has direct mainline links to London, as well as links to Peterborough (for mainline services to the north of the country) and local services for the county and East Anglia. For more information on services, please visit National Rail Enquiries.

Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Cafe bar; disabled access to foyer, auditorium, downstairs cafe area; disabled toilet