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Everyday Time Machines

By Al Smith. Drama centring on the fate of three physicists who meet at Oxford, exploring the devastating consequences of time for their work and relationships.

Al Smith's play looks at the fate of three physicists who meet at Oxford and how Time plays a central part in their work and their relationships with devastating consequences.

Directed by Sally Avens

Physicists, Michael and Harry, meet at Oxford; they are hugely competitive both in their work and for the affections of Samantha, a witty American astro physicist. A competitiveness that will drive them all to make extraordinary choices. As we follow their careers we see how the scientific world has made huge leaps in the understanding of matter and time and the consequences of their acts are fully revealed.

Al Smith has twice won the Sunday Times Playwriting Award and is the inaugural winner of the
BFI/Wellcome Trust Screenwriting Prize . His play 'Harrogate' will be seen later this year at The Royal Court.

Sam Troughton (Michael)is an acclaimed television and Shakespearean actor he was recently seen at the National playing Edmund in King Lear.
Steven Robertson (Harry) has won the Ian Charleson award and has been seen on television in many shows including Luther, Being Human, The Bletchley Circle and Shetland.
Pippa Bennett-Warner (Samantha) has also received an Ian Charleson commendation for her role as Cordelia in King Lear. Pippa was also nominated for Best Actress at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards in 2012 for her role in The Witness at The Royal Court.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 10 Apr 2016 21:00


Role Contributor
Writer Al Smith
Michael Sam Troughton
Samantha Pippa Bennett-Warner
Harry Steven Robertson
Hauptmann Mark Edel-Hunt
Grimshaw David Acton
Feynman Shaun Mason
Rosemary Jane Slavin
Teacher Roslyn Hill
Director Sally Avens


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