The UK premier of Jordan Harrison’s acclaimed play
In this richly spare, wondrous play, Jordan Harrison explores the mysteries of human identity and the limits — if any — of what technology can replace.
The play’s writer, Jordan Harrison, was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Majorie Prime, and hailed by the New York Times as “a poignant portrayal of everyday existences”.
Marjorie Prime runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 9 March to 6 May 2023.
What is the story of Marjorie Prime?
It’s the age of artificial intelligence, and 85-year-old Marjorie — a jumble of disparate, fading memories — has a handsome new companion who’s programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance?
Who is in the cast of Marjorie Prime?
The cast of Marjorie Prime is to be announced soon.
Who are the creative team of Marjorie Prime?
Marjorie Prime is written by Jordan Harrison, a 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Marjorie Prime. His other work includes short play Fit for Feet, children’s musical The Flea and the Professor, and Act a Lady. His TV work includes Orange is The New Black.
The play is directed by Dominic Dromgoole. Dominic is one of the UK’s leading directors. He was Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe from 2006 to 2016, and previously Artistic Director of the Oxford Stage Company from 1999 to 2005, and Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre from 1990 to 1996. His theatre company, Classic Spring, run with Nica Burns of Nimax, produced a year-long celebration of Oscar Wilde in 2017/18 directing the first play in the season, A Woman of No Importance, at the Vaudeville Theatre.
Venue InformationMenier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU
Nearest Tube or Train: London Bridge (Northern line, Jubilee line)
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