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Secret Life of Humans

11 Oct 2021-16 Oct 2021

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

In 1949, scientist and mathematician Dr Jacob Bronowski installs a hidden, locked room in his house. Fifty years later, his grandchild Jamie discovers the secrets contained in that room, unearthing echoes from across six million years of human history. Alongside research scientist Ava, Jamie uncovers revelations from the past, and as dawn approaches both are left wondering, do we really know where we came from? Is academic progress always a good thing? And are we moving forwards or stumbling backwards as a species?

This engaging and thoughtful play looks at humanity's story afresh, with a touch of humour, and wonders if our greatest strength is really our shared imagination.

Secret Life of Humans - photo by Richard Brown
Secret Life of Humans - photo by Richard Brown
Secret Life of Humans - photo by Richard Brown
Secret Life of Humans - photo by Richard Brown
Secret Life of Humans - photo by Richard Brown