13 Mar - 1 Apr

TANK

Breach

9pm
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'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. 

Tank is inspired by the real Dolphin House experiments. Darkly funny and told with video, sound and movement, it 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.

Breach Theatre are the award-winning creators of The Beanfield.
 

'Facinating. A funny, dark, and strangely dreamy work about humankind’s desire to colonise the other'
★★★★ Time Out

'Cleverly pitched. Dissects what happens when we justify what we do to others in the interests of science, society and maintaining power.'
★★★★ The Guardian

'Wow, is all I can say
★★★★ The Times

'Witty but disturbing... brilliant'
★★★★ The Stage

'A raw, joyous psych-rock freakout'
★★★★ The Scotsman

Winner of a Fringe First Award 2016.

 

Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre. Supported by New Diorama Theatre and Camden People's Theatre.


Age Recommendation: 14+
Running Time: 60 mins

 

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ACCESS NOTICE

We are experiencing ongoing problems with our lift, which we are trying to resolve as a matter of urgency. There is a step-free access to our café, toilets and The Bee's Knees, however performance spaces are on the first floor. If you have any access requirements, please contact our Box Office on 020 7223 2223, or email boxoffice@bac.org.uk, and we will do our best to accomodate you. 

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