War with the Newts

Knaïve Theatre present


Written and Directed by Tyrrell Jones, after Karel Čapek

The creators of smash-hit Bin Laden: The One Man Show bring you Karel Čapek’s apocalyptic science-fiction satire re-imagined for a Europe of tomorrow, fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Deep in the bowels of an oyster-dredging vessel, an ocean of opportunity arises as a new resource makes contact. Global risk and technological revolution come together in this award-winning show from Knaїve Theatre, with surround sound installation by Robert Bentall and an immersive design by Hannah Sibai. Witness the rise and fall of a new(t) capitalism.

Produced in association with Royal Exchange Theatre, Square Chapel and Waterside.

At the discretion of The Company life jackets may be provided.

**Winner of the Summerhall Lustrum Award for Outstanding Theatre 2018**

“It realises its premise so completely and with such superb richness, that inevitably it touches a wider set of truths.” (Exeunt)

“Literally grabs the audience by the shoulders and demands a fierce interrogation of the current treatment of migrants and people of colour” (The List ★★★★)

"An unexpectedly perfect lens through which to view our current, turbulent times" (The Skinny ★★★★)

"A striking adaptation of an unfairly forgotten sci-fi masterpiece that will leave you laughing, gasping and shaking with terror." (Broadway Baby ★★★★)

“Conveyed with impressive intelligence and feeling by a cast of three […] full of political anger, with an added edge of sorrow.” (The Scotsman ★★★★)

“Immersive, zany fringe theatre at its best.” (The National ★★★★)

Tyrrell Jones - Writer and Director
Matthew Xia - Dramaturg
Robert Bentall - Composer
Hannah Sibai - Set and Costume Design
Alice Barber - Producer

There is an Access Pack for this performance, which can be downloaded HERE. Do contact us at [email protected] if you require any more information, or to let us know of any support we can provide during your visit.