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Uncanny Valley

Tuesday 4 — Saturday 8 April

An interactive show for 8–12 year olds, Uncanny Valley asks you, the audience, to interact with a real ‘live’ robot and help a futuristic science teacher tell the story of Ada and her best friend OKAY (Outstandingly Knowledgable Android Youth). OKAY is under threat of being terminated and the only way to stop this is to prove he or she is exactly the same as you or me. Watch as OKAY grows and learns, join in by asking your own questions and try to decide whether you think OKAY is simply electrical impulses or ... Something more. Something almost human.

Written by Rob Drummond and presented by Borderline Theatre, Uncanny Valley was awarded Best Production for Children and Young People at the 2015-16 Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland.

Praise for Uncanny Valley
‘This cannily crafted show is a gift to teachers, going where many young minds are keen to explore’ Herald Scotland
‘…a highly engaging, child-friendly exploration of what AI actually means’ Broadway Baby ★★★★
‘…perfectly pitched as an educational piece aimed at young people, about the rise of Artificial Intelligence, which offers complex, challenging-for-all-ages moral questions.’ The List ★★★★
‘…a direct, immersive, thought provoking and entertaining show’ Edinburgh Guide ★★★★

Commissioned by Edinburgh International Science Festival working in partnership with Imaginate, produced by Borderline Theatre Company, and supported by Creative Scotland through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund.

Check out the trailer below from last year's premiere of the show to find out more:


Uncanny Valley - Trailer from Borderline Theatre on Vimeo.

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