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The Cell

The Cell is an original piece of NZ theatre, created for an online platform. The Cell details a dystopian uprising gone wrong. In a world where robots rule, seven humans meet twice a week for book club. They hatch and execute a clever plan to overthrow the robots but something goes wrong and the rebellious readers are thrown into prison cells. Tune in to hear their confessions. Can the robots find it in their circuitry to let these people go? The Cell is an original play that has been written during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown. It utilises the resources available at that time- Zoom, the innovative minds of humans who want to keep creating and Facebook Live. The Cell first played live on Facebook on Sun 21 June, 8pm. It was also part of the Bay Landscapes Nelson Fringe Virtual Festival 2020, where it was nominated for Best Script and Most Original Concept and won Best Ensemble.