27 May 2018

Philip Braithwaite looks at a possible future of Wellington

From Standing Room Only, 1:47 pm on 27 May 2018

Wellington - 2168. It's barely habitable due to climate change, tectonic shifts and nuclear accidents. So if you had the chance to escape to a new colony on Mars, would you go? Even if it means leaving your partner behind? And can technology help keep this ultra-long distance relationship alive? That's the scenario Wellington playwright Phillip Braithwaite has set up in his new play The Atom Room. Lynn Freeman talks to Philip about dystopian futires, drama and virtual reality. The Atom Room premieres at Circa Theatre in Wellington on the 9th of June.