Two Body Problem

Dates and Times

Fri 27th Sept - Sat 28th Sept at 7.15pm

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£12/£10 (concession)

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Presented by I Swear I Saw This

A researcher leaves behind the office politics of academia to travel to the Antarctica. She has been summoned by a mysterious research group probing the furthest limits of what makes us human. On Deception Island, where the nights are darkless, terrifying new technology is being used to grapple with old challenges.

It is 200 years after Frankenstein, the ice is thawing, and science is still dancing with the problem of death.

Two-Body Problem is a lecture that dissipates into a fever dream, an immersive play that sounds a warning. As a pragmatic scientific mind encounters the strangest frontiers of its own discipline, real contemporary research is grounded in a grisly past and looks queasily but steadily to the future.

Supported by Oxford History of Science Museum and IF Oxford Science + Ideas Festival.


“Engaging and thrilling… spiked with sharp prose and characterisations.” – ★★★★ The Reviews Hub

About the company

I Swear I Saw This is a performance collective experimenting with fact and fiction, live and recorded media, theatre and documentary. Two-Body Problem was commissioned for IF Festival of Science and Ideas and developed with the History of Science Museum, Oxford.

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