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De Tom Stoppard

Résumé: Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brain science institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is 'the hard problem' which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one.

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: National Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Salle : Dorfman Theatre
Durée : 3 mois 4 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : mercredi 21 janvier 2015
Première : mercredi 28 janvier 2015
Dernière : mercredi 27 mai 2015
Mise en scène : Nicholas Hytner
Chorégraphie :
Avec : Vera Chok, Jonathan Coy, Damien Molony, Lucy Robinson, Parth Thakerar, Olivia Vinall
Presse : "I wish this production was a high-point in both men’s careers. But there’s no getting round it: this is a major disappointment." Dominic Cavendish for The Telegraph

"Even if the play occasionally suffers from information overload, it is still a rich, ideas-packed work that offers a defence of goodness whatever its ultimate source. The play also works because we are made to care about Hilary, who is excellently played by Olivia Vinall." Michael Billington for The Guardian

"Hytner directs an elegant, incisive account of a piece that buzzes with complex ideas, passionately and wittily expressed, but which never quite exerts a strong enough grip as drama." Paul Taylor for The Independent

"Flecked with Stoppard’s wry, ironic humour and luminous intelligence, directed with exemplary lucidity by Hytner, this is a play that, movingly, wrestles with deep questions about what makes us who we are and with the implications of materialism." Sarah Hemming for The Financial Times