Simon Friend Entertainment, in partnership with co-producers Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Birmingham Rep and Nottingham Playhouse, has announced the World Premiere stage adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s classic sci-fi novella, MINORITY REPORT, adapted for the stage by David Haig (My Boy Jack, Pressure) and directed by Max Webster (Life of Pi, Henry V).
MINORITY REPORT will open at the Nottingham Playhouse, where it plays from 16 February to 9 March 2024, before touring to the Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 22 March to 6 April and London’s Lyric Hammersmith from 19th April to 18 May.
This incredible theatrical experience will use innovative technology to create a world at the borders of science fiction and reality and, unlike the novella and Hollywood film, this innovative new production relocates the action to London, with the central character as a leading female neuroscientist, Dame Julia Anderton.
In 2050, neuroscientist Dame Julia Anderton is about to launch the next phase of her pioneering Pre-Crime programme, detaining people for crimes before they are committed. But when Julia is accused of pre-murder, she’s in a race against time to save herself from her own system.
This thrilling adaptation of Phillip K Dick’s iconic story challenges our beliefs about justice and free will in a real-time chase through London of the future.
The wider creative team will include: Production Designer Jon Bausor; Video Designer Tal Rosner; Lighting Designer Jessica Hung Han Yun; Composer and Sound Designer Nicola T. Chang; Movement Director Lucy Hind; and Casting Director Lotte Hines CDG.