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Tank
On from 13 Mar 2017 till 01 Apr 2017
Battersea Arts Centre
by Breach
Genre(s): Drama

Tickets: £12.50 / (£10 concessions)

About: Tank

'Don't even think in your own language. English, all the time!'

In 1965, American scientist Margaret Lovatt lived with a dolphin called Peter for ten weeks to try and teach him to speak English – part of a NASA-funded research project into human-animal communication. Condemned by the wider scientific community as an elaborate circus trick, Margaret's lessons with Peter remain a controversial episode in the space race between the two Cold War superpowers.

Inspired by the real Dolphin House experiments, Breach's Fringe First Award-winning Tank rips history apart to explore the difficulties of bridging cultural divides, the politics behind the stories we tell, and what happens when you inject a dolphin with LSD.

Reviews

'Cleverly pitched, often comic' ★★★★ The Guardian

'Wow, is all I can say' ★★★★ The Times
'Funny, dark, and strangely dreamy' ★★★★ Time Out
'Witty but disturbing...brilliant' ★★★★ The Stage
'Raw, joyous psych-rock freakout' ★★★★ The Scotsman

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