Golden Age Theatre company returns to the White Bear Theatre in September with a new play about the promise – and peril – of the growth in Artificial Intelligence.
The Test, written and directed by Ian Dixon Potter, has its world premiere at London’s White Bear Theatre, in a strictly limited season from 19 to 30 September 2017.
A reckless scientist and a computer hacker join forces to hijack the entire internet in an attempt to create the first truly conscious artificial intelligence. They apply the ‘Turing Test’ to assess their creation but who is really being tested? Who will gain the upper hand? The future of humanity hangs in the balance…
The Test is performed by Natasha Killam, Duncan Mason and Zara Banks. The production has sound and light design by Janet A Cantrill.
The new production returns Golden Age Theatre Company to the White Bear, where the company has previously had successes with Good King Richard, The Dead Shepherd and The School of Light in 2015.
Golden Age is dedicated to creating theatre which explores ‘big ideas’ in both historical and contemporary settings. Other recent London outings have included Boy Stroke Girl, Tiresia and The Resurrectionist at Camden’s Etcetera Theatre, where it returns later this year with the premiere of Hiding Heidi, about an immigrant threatened with deportation, runs at Etcetera Theatre from 13 November to 3 December 2017.