22ND FEBRUARY - 5TH MARCH 2016
Design by Tom Rogers.
BEYOND THE FENCE at the Arts Theatre in London. Sky Arts and Wingspan Theatricals will present the world's first ever computer musical directed by Luke Sheppard.
September 1982. Mary and her daughter George are celebrating one year of living at the Greenham, Common peace camp. The group of women they have joined are all committed to stopping the arrival of US cruise missiles through non-violent protest. When Mary is faced with losing her child to the authorities, an unlikely ally is found in US Airman Jim Meadow. How can she continue to do what is best for her daughter while staying true to her ideals? BEYOND THE FENCE is a powerful new musical about hope, defiance, unity and love.
BEYOND THE FENCE is conceived by computer and substantially crafted by computer. It is modelled on a statistical study of the 'recipe for success' in hit musicals. Read more about it here.
"This is a fascinating project that we're extremely proud to be a part of. At Sky Arts, we're always excited by innovation and this venture offers an intriguing glimpse into how technology is changing music evolution. Can an algorithm create music with all the humanity, emotion and drama that a person can bring? This question captivates us. We cannot wait to see the result." - Phil Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts.
This ground-breaking process is being filmed for a Sky Arts TV series titled 'Computer Says Show', chronicling this unique experiment (to be broadcast in spring 2016).
BEYOND THE FENCE will run at the Arts Theatre for a limited season from the 22nd February until the 5th March 2016. Press Night is Friday 26th February from 7pm.
For more information and to book tickets, click here.
Photo by Tristram Kenton
Top HatUK Tour
The LadykillersWest End, Gielgud & Vaudeville Theatres
Viva ForeverPiccadilly Theatre
Waiting for GodotTheatre Royal Haymarket
Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryDrury Lane Theatre
The Night AliveDonmar Warehouse
The Sound of MusicRegent's Park Open Air theatre
Julius CaesarDonmar Warehouse
From Here To EternityThe Shaftsbury Theatre
From Morning to MidnightRoyal National Theatre
I Can't Sing: The X-Factor MusicalThe London Palladium
Fathers and SonsDonmar Warehouse
Bakersfield MistThe Duchess Theatre
MedeaRoyal National Theatre
Speed The PlowThe Playhouse Theatre
Henry IVThe Donmar Warehouse
City of AngelsDonmar Warehouse
The Elephant ManTheatre Royal Haymarket
The VoteThe Donmar Warehouse
Kinky BootsAdelphi Theatre
Someone Who'll Watch Over MeChichester Minerva Theatre
In The HeightsKing's Cross Theatre
Teddy FerraraThe Donmar Warehouse
The HomecomingTrafalgar Studios
Les Liaisons DangereusesDonmar Warehouse
A Christmas CarolNoel Coward Theatre, London
The End of LongingPlayhouse Theatre, London
The MaidsTrafalgar Studios
If You Kiss Me, Kiss MeYoung Vic Theatre
Doctor FaustusDuke of York's Theatre
Donmar Shakespeare TrilogyKing's Cross Theatre
One Night In MiamiDonmar Warehouse
Groundhog DayThe Old Vic
Dead FunnyVaudeville Theatre
Once In A LifetimeYoung Vic Theatre
Saint JoanDonmar Warehouse
Beyond The FenceArts Theatre, London
ArtThe Old Vic Theatre
42nd StreetTheatre Royal Drury Lane
WoyzeckOld Vic Theatre
CommonRoyal National Theatre
Queen AnneTheatre Royal Haymarket
The BandUK Tour 2017-18
Young MarxBridge Theatre
Julius CaesarBridge Theatre
The InheritanceYoung Vic Theatre
The Way of The WorldDonmar Warehouse
Quiz / West EndNoel Coward Theatre
Tina: The Tina Turner MusicalAldwych Theatre
Fun HomeYoung Vic Theatre
The Prime of Miss Jean BrodieDonmar Warehouse
The ConvertYoung Vic Theatre
Christmas CarolOld Vic Theatre
A Very Very Very Dark MatterBridge Theatre
Alys, AlwaysBridge Theatre
Berberian Sound StudioDonmar Warehouse