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Fri 16 Jun 2023: 8:30PM
— Jun 17th 2023

Strange Town: The Kind Complex

Traverse Theatre

10 Cambridge St, Edinburgh, EH1 2ED

Prices: Full price £12 | Concession £10.50 | Under 30s and Students £9 | Other concessions £5

Tell me about your childhood.

Welcome to the Kind Complex – the factory of the future, where only the best and brightest teenagers of the tech generation are selected to work.

When Agnes joins the design team, she enters the manufactured world of human-Kin: artificial intelligence humanoids created for hospitality and service jobs humans don’t want. The Kin go through a rigorous development process, equipped with childhood memories to replicate individuality, and provide a better customer experience.

But Agnes isn’t here to make Kin; instead, she’s here for answers, for change and, if necessary, revolution.

Award-winning playwright Isla Cowan returns to Strange Town to conjure up a new world of sanitised tech and sinister ambitions, glimpsing five minutes into the future to ask what truly makes us human.

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