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a new play by Lucy Kirkwood

From 18 July
Running Time: tbc


Alice is a scientist. She lives in Geneva. As the Large Hadron particle collider starts up in 2008, she is on the brink of the most exciting work of her life, searching for the Higgs Boson.

Jenny is her sister. She lives in Luton. She spends a lot of time Googling.

When tragedy throws them together, the collision threatens them all with chaos.

Olivia Colman and Olivia Williams play the sisters in this new drama from Chimerica writer Lucy Kirkwood, directed by Rufus Norris.

Please note: in order to ensure as many people as possible can buy tickets, there is a ticket limit of 2 per customer for this show.


Production supported by Winton Philanthropies and Rosetrees Trust. This play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Plays Award.


Talks and events

Semiconductor – creating scientific art Fri 21 July, 6pm
Lucy Kirkwood and Rufus Norris Thu 7 Sep, 6pm
Designing Mosquitoes Mon 25 Sep, 10.30am
Making Mosquitoes with designer Katrina Lindsay Mon 25 Sep, 5.45pm


Production team

Ticket prices and Access performances

Mon – Thu evenings & all matinees
£52 £15
Fri & Sat evening
£57  £18
Ways to save:
Previews 30 May & 31 May
£32  £15

Access performances

Captioned performances:
Monday 11 September, 7.30pm
Wednesday 13 September, 2.30pm
Wednesday 27 September, 7.30pm
Captioned performances have subtitles on screens at the front of the auditorium so that deaf, hard of hearing or non-english speaking people can also enjoy the performance.

Audio-described performances:
Friday 15 September, 7.30pm
Saturday 16 September, 2.30pm (Touch Tour 1pm)
These performances have a live audio-description of what is happening onstage that can be heard through headphones. This is so that blind or visually impaired people can also enjoy the performance. A Touch Tour is for blind people to touch the set to familiarise themselves ahead of the performance.

Photography by David Stewart

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