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Marjorie Prime – Menier Chocolate Factory
London

Marjorie Prime – Menier Chocolate Factory

Portraying several disturbing, existential, and poignant thoughts about humanity massively engulfed by technology, Marjorie Prime is set in a futuristic world that doesn’t seem so far. Written by Jordan Harrison and directed by Dominic Dromgoole, it is an important piece of theatre, more relevant than ever before. The play opens with Marjorie (Anne Reid), 88, born in 1977, suffering from dementia, conversing with an android 30-something version of her husband Walter (Richard Fleeshman). As the story progresses and the characters die, they are replaced with their humanoid versions programmed by those who are alive. At the heart of this play are questions about identity, memory, and life-death paraphernalia- “Living is a distraction from death.” Dramaturgically brilliant, packed with ...