Quantum

Musicals and Opera (new writing, workshop)

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  • Accessibility:
    Sight not needed
    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

Description

An original musical composed by Annie Scalmanini, an Apple engineer straight out of the Silicon Valley pressure cooker. Come follow Myrah as she chases game-changing Quantum computing in the high-stakes start-up world. Her new colleague Jacq tries everything from persuasion to sabotage to block her, and with good reason. The women collide and bond as they’re orbited by their boss, the almost-professor Nathan, his seen-it-all lab tech of twenty years Will, and Myrah’s coworker and boyfriend Kiran, who’s side-eyeing it all. When everything is on the line, what do you lose even when you win?

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General venue access

  • Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: The Annexe is located next door to The Vault. Audiences leave the main foyer onto Merchant Street then access the Annexe via the Pend. There are 2 - 3 steps in the Pend then a narrow staircase inside the space. The audience enters at the rear of the raked auditorium.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 6 - 10
    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


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  • 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
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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

AdrianDeane Brannen-Jurgenson 89 days ago

I want to see this in full length. For the hour-long cut if the piece, or still felt complete: The musical style fits both with the speed of the Silicon Valley theme as well as the Bay Area geographical culture and history (unlike other musicals in development at the Fringe that didn’t quite manage to get their genre to match their story). The lyrics were clearly given time and thought and patient editing (so I wasn’t left distracted by easy rhymes that live nothing of the story forward). And the characters are real and, in a full-length production, will carry the emotion of the plot and story even more completely.

Alan Coyne (@DoyleELF) 91 days ago

Really good musicals match the style of music to the story being told, and that's exactly what Quantum does in this concert version of what will hopefully be a very entertaining full production. The fast-paced electronic R&B/hip hop perfectly suits the frenetic world of the tech industry, where pushing deadlines & releasing product are more important than worrying about the consequences of your actions. Not only that, but the music & lyrics are extremely well-crafted, and wouldn't be out of place on an album by Rihanna or Beyonce.

It's an ambitious project, interweaving cutting-edge AI technology, personal drama, the NSA, and a dash of #MeToo to boot, and in this hour-long version, the songs are mostly linked by exposition / narration, but the music is banging and the lyrics are finely honed; a full version could be spectacular. See it now before it takes Broadway by storm!


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