As public booking opens today, the Menier Chocolate Factory announces the full casting for the UK première of Jordan Harrison’s Marjorie Prime.
Dominic Dromgoole directs Nancy Carroll (Olivier Award and Evening Standard Award for Best Actress for After the Dance – National Theatre), Richard Fleeshman (Company – Olivier Award nomination), Tony Jayawardena (The Father and The Assassin, England People Very Nice, East is East – National Theatre), and Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax and The Mother – BAFTA nomination and winner of the Critics’ Circle Film Award).
In this richly spare, wondrous play, Jordan Harrison explores the mysteries of human identity and the limits — if any — of what technology can replace.
It’s the age of artificial intelligence, and 85-year-old Marjorie — a jumble of disparate, fading memories — has a handsome new companion who’s programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance?
Jordan Harrison was a 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Marjorie Prime. The play premièred at the Mark Taper Forum/Center Theater Group in Los Angeles in September 2014 and had its New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons.
The production opens at Menier Chocolate Factory on 15 March, with previews from 3 March and runs until 6 May.