Poetical Machines Present
By Emily Holyoake
A new play about unsung visionary and computing pioneer Ada Lovelace, ADA parallels history with the imagined creative consciousness of an artificial intelligence named Ginny.
“You may turn the handle, and I will whirr and calculate without error!”
Daughter to an absent Lord Byron and forbidden by her mother to engage in the dangers of the arts, Ada turns her imagination to maths and her inspired collaboration with inventor of the Analytical Engine, Charles Babbage.
Ada imagines a future where machines have unlimited capabilities but finds her horizons are restricted by conflict, duty, and illness. Two centuries later, Ginny’s laboratory life of cycles and routines is disrupted and she starts to test her own limits. Pushing past the boundaries of what ought to be possible, ADA collides their worlds.
Featuring interactive design, cutting edge technology and the live-fired electronic music of all-female rock trio Haiku Salut, ADA is an exciting new play with an electric heartbeat, which embraces the STEAM movement.
“I always wondered if something like you would be possible.”
AVAILABLE FOR TOURING FROM MID APRIL 2019
Suitable for theatres and arts centres and almost any public space that doesn’t rely on the machinery of a traditional theatre. This makes ADA also suitable for museums, galleries, libraries and rural touring venues, as well as schools.