2053. Surrogates—AI replicas of humans so convincing they are indistinguishable from us—have become as commonplace as electric cars. When a botched assassination causes widespread political unrest to erupt, a ragtag band of rebels, revolutionary vanguard party, and group of mums on a school run reveal that the true horror of AI lies in the human hand that wields it.
Darkly humorous and deeply unsettling, Surrogates is an urgent and vital exploration of artificial intelligence's impact on humanity and the social, political, and ethical issues that underpin this new technology.
Tuesday, 13 February 2024
The Spacement at The Glitch
Wednesday, 14 February 2024
The Spacement at The Glitch
The Spacement at The Glitch
No Step-free Access
Theatre & Performance
Funny, Gripping, Thought Provoking, LGBTQ+
Violence, distressing themes
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
The WWWC is a non-hierarchical creative collective of women and femmes dedicated to fostering creativity and uplifting marginalised voices.
Surrogates was written by Tegan Verheul (she/her), a London-based actor, comedian, playwright, and founding member of WWWC. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Tegan has an MA in Acting from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Her most recent play, Artist/Muse, co-written with Diana Feng and Clarisse Zamba (two creative conspirators from the WWWC), premiered at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival to great acclaim after being shortlisted for the LET Award in January 2023. Tegan's autobiographical comedic solo show, Chokeslam, also premiered in Edinburgh this year and received rave reviews for its exuberant and unflinchingly raw look at heartbreak, friendship and the healing power of bloodsport.
PRESS & REVIEWS
CAST & CREATIVE CREDITS:
Aleeza Humranwala (Alma, Mum 2, others...)
Aleeza Humranwala (she/her) is a London-based actor and writer hailing from Mumbai. Trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, her credits include Around the World in 80 Days (The Dukes), Patel’s Millions (Madraj Productions), The Headless Girl (Theatre 503), and more. Passionate about both acting and writing, she strives to create compelling narratives while pursuing her acting career in the UK.
Christina Ellinas (Narrator)
Christina Ellinas (she/her) is a British-born Cypriot actor and writer based in London. Following graduation from the BA (Hons) Acting programme at Fourth Monkey, she has gone on to perform in numerous fringe and immersive theatre shows. Most notably for several Offie award-winning productions at the Cervantes Theatre (Yerma, Taxi Girl), and as a main cast member in Secret Cinema Presents Casino Royale for residencies in both London and Shanghai. Following her screen acting debut for Amazon Prime’s noir sci-fi series The Peripheral, she has fallen in love with the filmmaking process. She has joined the WWWC as a writer and dramaturg, and is currently in the middle of production for her debut short film Touch: A Tango Story, for which she serves as writer, co-producer and lead cast member.
Clarisse Zamba (Chantal, Mum 3, others...)
Clarisse Zamba (she/her) is a North London based bilingual actor in French and English. After completing her MA in Acting from RCSSD, she toured at the beginning of 2023 in M(A)DE the play with Mandala theatre company. Since then she featured in three short films alongside her debut TV role with Paramount Plus, all to be released this year. Being a co-founder of WWWC, an up and coming London based writing collective for women and femmes, underpins her playwriting pursuits as the collective have taken work to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 23 with plans to continue...
Diana Feng (Marianna, Nanny, others...)
Diana Feng (she/her) is a London-based actor and writer. Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, Diana has an MA in Acting from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. With 8 years of industry experience in China, Diana writes to provoke new perspectives in the world, channelling her creativity to support and create work for new emerging artists.
Kit McGuire (Jez, FOX News Presenter, others...)
Kit McGuire (they/he) is an actor and writer originally from the Midlands. Recent work includes Dido, Queen of Carthage, Arden of Faversham, and The Old Wives' Tale with the Beyond Shakespeare! Podcast and Bard in the Yard with Will & Co. Theatre.
Rebecca Joy Wilson (Assata, Mum 1, others...)
Rebecca Joy Wilson (she/her) is a London-based actor, writer and dancer, and has worked in all areas of the performance field. Originally haling from Birmingham, She trained at Rambert school of ballet and contemporary dance, then later retraining in Meisner Technique at The Actors Temple. As a playwright, she is interested in creating work that starts a conversation, touching upon subjects that talk about social injustices & structures, difference & the human nature, mixed up with a splattering of dark humour, just to lighten it up.
Sullivan Brown (Tudor, Prime Minister, others...)
Sullivan Brown (he/him) is an actor, comedian and writer. Having trained as an actor at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, he has since won the Amused Moose Best Debut Sketch Show at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2022 for his show Grubby Little Mitts. Since 2021 he has been a part of No Rolls Barred, a popular YouTube channel where comedians play board games.
Yan Toby-Amisi (Max, Fred Hampton, others...)
Yan Toby-Amisi (he/him) is an actor, writer and comedian based out of North London. A nominee of the Standing Ovation Award for his play BLUD., and has since then spent two or so years on the comedy circuit.
A Pinch of VAULT is a festival of brand new and work-in-progress performance. Shows will be at varying stages of development, including rehearsed readings with script in hand, first time on its feet or semi-staged.