Show dates: HOME, Manchester from Fri 28 Sept to Sat 13 Oct (not Sun 30 Sept, Sun 7 & Mon 8 Oct) | Northern Stage, Newcastle from 16 to 18 Oct | Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield 19 Oct

Performances: Nightly at 7.45pm, with matinees at 2.15pm on Wed 10 & Sat 13 Oct 8pm at Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Duration: 80mins

For ages: 14+

Who's the show for? Anyone interested in science+art, "humanity", consciousness and the ethics of human enhancement.

See previous show dates

Home, Manchester

September 28, 2018

September 29, 2018

Home, Manchester

October 1, 2018

October 2, 2018

October 3, 2018

October 4, 2018

October 5, 2018

October 6, 2018

October 6, 2018

October 9, 2018

October 10, 2018

October 10, 2018

October 11, 2018

October 12, 2018

October 16, 2018

October 17, 2018

October 18, 2018

October 19, 2018


In Collaboration with RashDash

A co-production with HOME, Manchester

Full credits for everyone involved in this show

Co-created by Clare Duffy, Abbi Greenland, Helen Goalen, Jon Spooner and Becky WilkieScript by Clare Duffy and Abbi Greenland Original songs and music by Becky WilkiePerformed by Deshaye Gayle, Alison Halstead, Kate Maravan, Lara Steward, Yusra Warsarma and Becky Wilkie Directed by Helen Goalen and Abbi Greenland Set and Costume design by Rhys Jarman Lighting & Video Design by Josh Pharo and Sarah Readman Sound Design byBecky Wilkie and Joel Clements Stage Managed by Alyssa Watts, Alice Winter and Amy Chandler


Future Bodies
photos by Jonathan Keenan

The technology of the future is being developed, in part, by very intelligent and/or very well funded people who believe that death is just a technical glitch and immortality is genuinely possible.

The human being is being upgraded. This is terrifying and exciting and it’s coming – whether we like it or not.

Over the last two years we’ve been working with our friends RashDash Theatre to imagine the implications of real world, leading edge developments in human enhancement technologies. Working with leading scientists and researchers in the fields of brain implants, cognitive enhancing drugs, artificial intelligence, advanced prosthetics and other biotechnologies, Future Bodies is our take on what it means to have and be a body now and what we might become in the future.

If you would like to find out more about the show and the science behind it, check out our dedicated Future Bodies website.


★★★★ Demanding and utterly enthralling... A thought-provoking and highly entertaining play that is (almost) future perfect.

- The Reviews Hub

★★★★½ Alarming and unsettling...If you can accept it as a brash and arrogant trouble-maker that’s trying to start a fight with your ego and challenge your very existence, it’s really rather good.

- The Greater Manchester Reviewer

Breath-takingly ambitious. Asking what it is to be human, & how technology could change & challenge that - its profusion of thoughts, ideas & scenarios seem deliberately designed to overwhelm, & the whole thing looks & sounds ravishing.

- Circles & Stalls


News for this show

Unlimited in 2018

Happy New 2018, Unlimited Family! It's already stacking up to be a busy one - here's what we've got planned for you...

FUTURE BODIES - new show
The big news is that we're making a new show with our friends Rash Dash in a co-production with HOME in Manchester, provisionally titled Future Bodies. We've been researching and developing it through 2017 in collaboration with leading scientists and researchers in the fields of brain implants, cognitive enhancing drugs, artificial intelligence, advanced prosthetics and other biotechnologies. We're been thinking about what it means ...


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