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By Morna Pearson, Hannah Khalil & Vlad Butucea
Directed by Cora Bissett
Directing placement
Kitan Petkovski

National Theatre of Scotland

★★★★ (The Herald) 

"Such sci-fi tropes of social engineering may be familiar, but in the current climate they are full of heart and soul in a collective plea for humanity." 

★★★★ (The Stage)

"This is made to feel like a potential reality, rather than fiction. And it's all the more satisfyingly chilling for it." 

★★★★ (The Scotsman)

"..intensely thought-provoking about the possible futures we face, and exhilarating in reminding us of the huge imaginative energy that perhaps represents humanity’s best hope of finding a way through to better times."

Can you ever really trust a machine?

A few decades from now, a couple are struggling to conceive, but fortunately their company has the perfect solution.


A woman waits in a VR metaverse to do homework with her young daughter.

In a care home staffed by advanced AIs, a woman struggles to make a connection with her android carer.

Interference is a trilogy of near future plays. Staged in an empty office block transformed with vivid projection and atmospheric soundscapes. It asks the question: will technology interfere with what we really need from each other?



Cast - Maureen Beattie, Moyo Akandé, Shyvonne Ahmmad & Nicholas Ralph

Designer - Jen McGinley

Video Designer and Movement Director - Gail Sneddon

Lighting Designer - Simon Wilkinson

Sound Designer - Gary Boyle

Associate Video Designer - Lewis den Hertog

Dramaturg - Rosie Kellagher

Casting Director - Laura Donnelly CDG

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