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Machines for Living
On from 22 May 2012 till 16 Jun 2012
Blue Elephant Theatre
by Let Slip Theatre Company
Genre(s): Drama, New Writing

Tickets: £8 - £12 / (£10 concessions) - £8 tickets for Southwark Residents and Previews on May 22nd and 23rd

About: Machines for Living

A husband and wife, both architects, believe that the ideal home size is nine square metres and design a tower block accordingly. But as the estate they build falls into disrepair and becomes a notorious no-go zone, riot is in the air and the blame falls on them.

Machines For Living is a provocative production about housing, communities and segregation, inspired by the architects of the sixties and seventies who believed tower blocks would create urban utopias. It asks urgent questions about social housing, segregation and the urban landscape. Is the problem the buildings? Or the people in them?

Machines for Living runs Tuesdays to Saturdays only at 8pm.

Post-show discussions are on Tuesdays 29 May, 5 and 12 June.


“A great performance by a theatre maker I'll be looking out for in the future” (Naima Khan on Let Slip's Hamster Town)

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