Dates and Times

Tue 9th Nov at 9pm

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Ticket information

£12/10 (conc.)

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ACCESS FEATURE: this performance will be captioned.

Featured in our 2021 Autumn Season.  

Our three-month autumn programme features extravagant new talent offering extraordinary new adventures in theatre. Join us! Our new sliding doors are wide open, our new bar is well stocked – and we’ve got a legion of artists here to entertain you…

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Presented by Daniel Nicholas and Ingenious Fools

Fresh from a debut run at the Pleasance, Edinburgh Fringe 2021.

In the not too distant future, millionaire and inventor (think Elon Musk with a further attitude problem) ‘Hugh’ from Hu-Bris industries is launching the first superhuman artificial intelligence at a press conference. And you’re invited. ‘Eugene’ is a show about what happens when we give technology the power over us, with an anthropomorphic power point. Think The Terminator does a Ted Talk with Steve Jobs.

A comedy theatre show that comes with integrated captioning via The Difference Engine, delivering part of the story through your smart device and meaning that every performance is deaf friendly.

Supported by Arts Council England and received the Pleasance National Partnerships Award for Yorkshire 2020/21.

With support from Arts Council England Attenborough Arts Centre, In Good Company, Barnsley Civic, Theatre in the Mill and Sunglow’s The HUB, with dramaturgy support from Fringe First award winner Dick Bonham, Uncanny Theatre’s Natalie Bellingham, LaPelle’s Factory’s Ollie Smith, award-winning comedian Tom Taylor and Deaf actress/practitioner Emily Howlett.

★★★★ “An enjoyable way to spend an hour…delightfully monstrous” – Bouquets & Brickbats

“Ahead of its time” A Theatrey Blog

NOTE: Audience members will need a smart device to connect to the Difference Engine


Audience members will need a working smart device and the Difference Engine will give the option for full subtitles throughout.


The company don’t believe there are any health warnings in this performance.

If you have any other questions or enquiries that are not covered here please do get in touch by emailing [email protected].

About the company

Daniel Nicholas is a comedian and writer, has won and been nominated for numerous awards including winning Best Improv show in Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2018. He has performed successful stand up and theatre shows in Edinburgh since 2011, along with launching stunts such as the Bandai Edinburgh Fringe Tamagotchi Challenge 2019.

 Website: Twitter: @eugenelaunch Instagram: @eugenelaunch Facebook: @Eugenelaunch #eugenelaunch

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