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THE BLACK CLOUD

Opens 1 Jan 2018

Fred Hoyle's political science fiction thriller comes to the stage

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A politically relevant science fiction thriller

Based on the novel by Fred Hoyle, a new stage adaptation by Sam Holcroft comes to London's newest theatre, described by Richard Dawkins as "one of the greatest works of science fiction ever written". The apocalyptic tale, set in 1964, follows a group of astrophysicists who become aware of an enormous cloud of gas and dust, headed for our solar system. The cloud has the potential to end all life on earth, if it blocks out the Sun's rays. The fate of the world is put in the hands of a group of scientists in a remote location in England - but will they succeed?

With countries on high alert and threatening to nuke the cloud in an attempt to disperse it, it transpires that the cloud is in fact an alien intelligence, far higher than anything or anyone on Earth. Realising that they pose a threat to the humans on earth, the presence graciously withdraws - however the hardliners are determined to prevent them from doing it again, with a heavier cost than we could possibly imagine.

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Dates

Opening night: 1 January 2018

Audience

Suitable for ages 12+

Run time

TBA

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