FEATURED SHOW: Catch up on The Test reviews at the White Bear. Last chance to see!

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Looking for something for the weekend? Just two performances left to catch the premiere of Ian Dixon Potter’s The Test, the latest offering from Golden Age Theatre Company, which finishes its run tomorrow night (30 September 2017) at London’s White Bear Theatre.

Here’s a quick selection of some of our favourite review quotes – including from Mates Daniel Perks, Ian Foster and Lucrezia Pollice from Caroline Hanks-Farmer‘s site Carn’s Theatre Passion – as well as social media buzz around the show. Get booking!

A reckless scientist (Natasha Killam) and a computer hacker (Duncan Mason) join forces to hijack the 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…

Zara Banks also stars in the three-hander, directed by Ian Dixon Potter and designed by by Janet A Cantrill.

Concluding its limited season, The Test plays at 9pm (60 minutes) on Friday 29 September and Saturday 30 September 2017 at London’s White Bear Theatre.

Review highlights

Culture By Night > Mates
Culture By Night > Mates
Daniel Perks: “This is a well-researched, philosophical play with thought-provoking consequences… The Test fast descends into a dystopian, semi-apocalyptic sci-fi – the resistance rising up to combat the evil – but both the premise and set-up are plausible and intriguing. This is a show where scientific discovery clashes with philosophical ethics.”
Carn`s Theatre Passion > Mates
Carn’s Theatre Passion > Mates
Lucrezia Pollice: “This play is extremely relevant and mind-opening, which is why I believe more people should see it… The Test builds up questions – provides little answers but definitely makes one think. Is our freedom really ours? Are we really in charge of our destiny?… Contradictions are Ian Dixon Potter’s forte and the debates raised are meaningful and necessary.
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Ian Foster: “The world of artificial intelligence may feel like the realm of sci-fi but in reality is closer than we think, the next frontier in the progression of scientific knowledge. And Ian Dixon Potter’s new play The Test shows the human race right at the point of breaching it.”
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Rose Review
Katie Rose: “The Test focuses a lot on a fair few complicated topics – do we as a human race have free will and consciousness? It leaves the audience reflecting on themselves. [Ian Dixon Potter plays] always leave me wanting more and excited to see what he will create next to get my mind ticking!”
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Eddie Saint-Jean: “What emerges is an easily absorbed but enlightening discussion on the seemingly unlimited potential of artificial intelligence: Dora representing the utopian vision and The Professor the conservative voice of reason.”
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Rafaella Marcus: “There’s a really cool idea at the heart of this play: a modern-day Frankenstein figure who doesn’t cobble corpses together but aims to create a bodiless artificial intelligence and, just like her grave-robbing predecessor, is ultimately outmatched by her creation.”
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