In 1965, a researcher lived with a dolphin 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, the experiment remains a controversial episode in the space race between the two Cold War superpowers.
Inspired by the Dolphin House experiments, Breach’s follow-up to the Total Theatre Award-winning The Beanfield, (“Boldly political” ★★★★ The Guardian), considers the violence of language, the power of culture, and what happens when you inject a cetacean with LSD.
“Wow, is all I can say.” ★★★★ The Times
“Funny, dark, and strangely dreamy” ★★★★ Time Out
“Fascinating gem of a show” ★★★★ The Independent
University of Warwick graduates Barrel Organ Theatre Company come together to curate a festival of theatre. Through panels, performances and discussions, they address questions of political assembly, social expression and professional development.
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