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Secret Life of Humans

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Overview

Produced by:
New Diorama Theatre, in co-production with Greenwich Theatre
Dates:
May 31 - July 01, 2018
Run Time:
0 Hour, 0 Minute
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Show Info

By David Byrne
Directed by David Byrne & Kate Stanley

With Richard Delaney, Olivia Hirst, Andy McLeod, Andrew Strafford-Baker, and Stella Blue Taylor

In 1949, Dr. Jacob "Bruno" Bronowski installs a secret, alarmed room in his house. Fifty years later, his grandson and his blind date delve into Bruno's locked room for the first time, unearthing echoes from across six million years of human history. 

Inspired by Yuval Harari's international bestseller, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind and the work of the mathematician and intellectual behind hit television series, The Ascent of Man, Jacob Bronowski. Following sold out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in London, this award-winning show comes to America for the first time. 
 

Richard
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Olivia
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Andy
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Andrew
Strafford-Baker
Stella Blue
Taylor
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Producing Company

New Diorama Theatre

New Diorama is an award winning producing house. Their previous productions include Down & Out in Paris and London (Nominated for six Off-West End Awards), Kubrick3 (winner of the Les Enfants Terribles Award), Universal Machine, and Dark Room. New Diorama champions and supports the work of emerging artists, and in 2017 was awarded Fringe Theatre of The Year at The Stage Awards and The Peter Brook Empty Space Award in recognition of their outstanding and unique work in London.

Read more at: https://www.newdiorama.com/


Reviews

"This multilayered drama... is asking exactly the questions that need to be asked at this perilous moment in history." - The New York Times

"Byrne's stagecraft is arresting" - The New Yorker

"A wealth of visual and aural imagination" - Theatermania

"Intriguing plot, a talented cast, and clever staging" - Broadway World

"Packs a massive punch" - Theatre is Easy 

"Loaded with visual wonderments" - Lighting & Sound America

"Ambitious, intelligent and moving...unfolds with thriller-like precision with real visual flair." - The Guardian

"Bold, beautiful and utterly absorbing theatre, finding the thrilling drama inherent in the human story. It takes your breath away." - The Stage

"A masterpiece...mesmerizing to watch. Nothing less than a theatrical triumph." - Broadway Baby