13 Mar - 1 Apr
Price: £12.50, £10 concs
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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.
Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre. Supported by New Diorama Theatre and Camden People's Theatre.
Age Recommendation: 14+
Running Time: 60 mins