Previews from 21 April 2016
By Nick Payne
Director: Josie Rourke
Cast includes: Barbara Flynn, Nina Sosanya and Zoë Wanamaker
What if every neuron in the human brain could be mapped and decoded? Every act of human behaviour catalogued and wholly understood? Elegy imagines a very-near future in which radical and unprecedented advances in medical science mean that it’s now possible to augment and extend life.
Through the beautiful and moving story of three women who’ve made the choice between love and survival, Elegy explores a world in which the brain is no longer a mystery to us. But at what cost?
The world premiere of the new play by Nick Payne is directed by Artistic Director of Donmar Warehouse, Josie Rourke.