|Starts:||19:30 24 Apr 2017|
|Ends:||12:00 25 Apr 2017|
|What is it:||Theatre/Performance|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
The Nest is a bespoke drama production created by SBC theatre originally written and performed in the 2015 Manchester Science Festival. On 24th and 25th April 2017 The Nest returns to Manchester at the fantastic new 53Two theatre, located within the railways arches just a few minutes from Deansgate Tram stop.
The Nest focuses on the relationship between a father and daughter, Sean and Sara and is set in a world where Sean’s wifi-enabled smart home system takes care of all his needs, but also monitors his behaviour and health. The play follows Sean and Sara’s changing attitudes towards The Nest covering issues such as sharing information on social media, attitudes towards sharing health data for different purposes and targeted advertising. The aim of the play is to highlight the range of attitudes that we have towards data sharing and looking at how and why they can differ and at times conflict and the consequences this can have.
There will be an interactive after-show discussion about the themes raised in the play, allowing audience members to ask questions, discuss or just hear the views of others in the room. This session will be chaired by Tom Cheesewright one of the UK's leading commentators on 'technology and tomorrow' and a regular guest on the TV and radio including the BBC and Channel 4.
Tickets are £5.50 per person and can be bought online at http://www.wegottickets.com/evenue/18138, at the venue on the day, or through The Nest Facebook Page.
The Nest is also on Twitter: @TheNest_2017
Written by Rosie MacPherson, directed by Peter Bradley and performed by Ray Ashcroft (The Bill, Heartbeat, Emmerdale) and Hannah Butterfield.
This work has been commissioned by the NIHR Greater Manchester Primary Care Patient Safety and Translational Research Centre which is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), and is a partnership between The University of Manchester and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.This work has been supported by the Public Programmes Team at Central Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF).
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