Grey Matters: A Play for Six Brains

Albert Einstein once wrote: “from the point of view of daily life, without going deeper, we exist for our fellow men – in the first place for those on whose smiles and welfare all our happiness depends, and next for all those unknown to us personally, with whose destinies we are bound up by the tie of sympathy.”

Grey Matters: A Play for Six Brains is an exploration of human community. The play straddles the void between how we experience the world individually, and with/through other people – families, friends, society and the world at large. It considers the extend to which we truly understand, connect with or empathise with others, and how far our perceptions of other people exist merely in our own minds.

Crafted with care and attention to detail, Grey Matters: A Play for Six Brains is a piece where form mirrors content, and together these mirror our style and approach to theatre creation.

"It turns out to be a game – and a brilliant game at that… It’s very telling that the game is most watchable at its nastiest and most barbed, because empathy here is not an end in and of its self, but a means to another, more cutthroat and, arguably, human end." Matt Trueman (Carousel of Fantasies/ The Guardian)

“These cause the audience to laugh, think and widen their eyes, perhaps recognising in themselves some of the facts. It is a test of social boundaries where the reaction is not seen on stage but in the faces and minds of the audience.” Everything Theatre

“... as in any socially conscious piece of art, it also transcends the individuals in the room. A climate of attention is created in which audience and performers share a thought process. The work they have created is thought-provoking and electrically charged in content as well as feeling emotionally precarious and formally precise." Karen Christopher (formerly of Goat Island)