by Nick Payne
Originally produced at Donmar Warehouse, London, United Kingdom
April 21 - June 18, 2016
About the Premiere Production:
(Pictured: Zoë Wanamaker and Barbara Flynn. Photograph: Johan Persson)
What if every neuron in the human brain could be mapped and decoded? Every act of human behaviour catalogued and wholly understood? Elegy imagines a very-near future in which radical and unprecedented advances in medical science mean that it’s now possible to augment and extend life.
Through the beautiful and moving story of three women who’ve made the choice between love and survival, Elegy explores a world in which the brain is no longer a mystery to us. But at what cost?
Cast: Barbara Flynn, Nina Sosanya, Zoë Wanamaker
Director: Josie Rourke
Designer: Tom Scutt
Lighting Designer: Paule Constable
Sound Designer: Ian Dickinson for Autograph
• "Elegy," The Guardian, April 28, 2016
• "Theatre: Elegy, Donmar Warehouse, WC2," The Times, April 28, 2016
• "Elegy review – Zoë Wanamaker is superb in Nick Payne's soulful play about science," The Guardian, April 28, 2016