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Danny Echo

NEW DATES FOR 2024! 

DANNY ECHO by Cody Daigle-Orians had its world premiere at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in October 2022. Following a successful Arts Council England bid, we are thrilled to announce new dates:

16-18 May 2024:    Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield. Click this link to buy tickets.
   23 May 2024:      Godber Studio, Hull Truck Theatre. Click this link to buy tickets.
   24 May 2024:      Lowry Studio, The Lowry, Salford. Click this link to buy tickets.
DANNY ECHO is a Black Mirror-style exploration of bereavement and the future of AI that uses video and texting alongside live action.

 

Young widow Rachael is torn apart by what happened on the final day of her husband Danny’s life.

 

She is offered what seems like a lifeline when controversial scientist Dr Meryl Kane tells her she can have Danny back again – in the form of an AI replica: she is running an experiment to examine the effect of the machines on the process of grief.

 

But she is told it can only be programmed to repeat the words and actions from one day, and when Rachael chooses his last – the day he was killed in a freak accident – she is unprepared for the traumatic events that unfold.

 

Stuck in her flat with a scarily realistic robot, Rachael can’t change anything that happened in the past. But can AI Danny help her to grieve and look to the future?

 

Danny Echo is Root & Branch’s third collaboration with American playwright Cody Daigle-Orians.

All photography © Shay Rowan Photography

What our audiences had to say

“Went to see this last night - totally and utterly blown away - very well acted and produced and such an amazing script. Best thing I have seen in a long, long time."
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