Distant Memories of the Near Future

Theatre (storytelling, sci-fi)

  • Summerhall - Red Lecture Theatre
  • 17:45
  • Aug 2-13, 15-20, 22-27
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: David Head
  • Warnings and additional info: Strong language/swearing
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
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Welcome to the (near) future. Enter a world where romance has been “solved” by algorithms and Artificial Intelligence is commonplace. Enjoy five overlapping narratives, from space miners to tech moguls, that weave together into a show that explores relationships; with technology, with creativity, and with ourselves. This is storytelling theatre that’s equal parts funny and moving, featuring a unique performance generated by AI. Praise for previous work: ***** 'Sublime' (LondonTheatre1.com) ***** 'Stunning' (EdFringeReview.com) **** 'Very funny' (LondonPubTheatres.com) **** 'Gorgeous' (The730Review.co.uk) **** 'A thing of beauty' (TheWeeReview.com). NB: Enjoyment not mandatory, but encouraged.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Once in the courtyard, follow access ramp around the front of the made in Adelaide bar, into the main reception, take a right down the corridor past the cafe and through the light-saber corridor. The Red Lecture Theatre (x) – 14 steps down to the space, a further 10 steps through the seating and onto the stage. There is lift access only with prior notice to Summerhall Management.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

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