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Disruption: It’s A Sin’s Nathaniel Curtis to star in new play about AI at Park Theatre

It’s A Sin star Nathaniel Curtis is to feature in a new play about AI at London’s Park Theatre.

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Andrew Stein’s Disruption will run at the venue from 7 July – 5 August 2023. Book tickets now here

Curtis is well known for his portrayal of Ash Mukherjee in It’s a Sin, the award-winning television series by Russell T Davies, and for The Witcher: Blood Origin on Netflix. Theatre-going audiences will also recognise him from the title role in Britannicus at the Lyric Hammersmith last year.

Joining Curtis on the cast are Oliver Alvin Wilson (Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power, Amazon Prime; Henry VI Parts 2&3, RSC; All of Us, NT), Sasha Desouza-Willock (Deep Heat, ITV2), Rosanna Hyland (Back to the Future, West End; The School of Rock, West End; Urinetown, dir Jamie Lloyd), Debbie Korley (I, Joan and Henry VIII, The Globe; The Whip, RSC), Nick Read (I Came By, Netflix; The Girl on the Train, Barn Theatre), Kevin Shen (Life of Pi, West End; Snow in Midsummer, RSC; Yellow Face, Park Theatre/National Theatre) and Mika Simmons (Showtrial, BBC and World Productions).

 

After tremendous Silicon Valley success and a big exit, Nick presents his three best friends with his next big idea: an algorithm that is more complex than the human brain and promises to guide them through big life decisions better and more effectively than they can guide themselves.

In an era where every aspect of human life has been documented with data and disrupted by technology, do computers know us better than we know ourselves? And even if they do, should we listen? Andrew Stein’s sharp, unnerving thriller is a timely and insightful exploration of our tech obsessed world.

Disruption is directed by Hersh Ellis with movement direction by Leanne Pinder, set & costume design by Zoë Hurwitz, lighting design by Robbie Butler, sound design by Asaf Zohar, video design by Daniel Denton, casting director Harry Blumenau, associate designer Roisin Martindale and general manager: David Adkin Limited. The production is presented by Jack DePalma and Max Needle, Todd and Nancy Allan, Rick Feldman, Joanne F. Guerrerio, Robert Frier/Andy Tobias in association with Park Theatre

Director Hersh Ellis said: “Nathaniel is such an engaging, unique talent. I’ve been so impressed with him already and am truly thrilled that he’s joining our company as Ben.”

Writer Andrew Stein added: “When I started working on Disruption, the idea that our phones were listening to us and algorithms were mapping our every click was pretty new. A.I. seemed far down the road, but there was something about these “random” coincidences and the way people in tech were so obsessed with the idea of “disruption” that sparked my interest and drew me in.

“I have been extremely fortunate to develop this play with Jack and Hersh, who’s brilliance and generosity never cease to amaze me. To have this premiere in London at The Park is nothing short of surreal. It is truly a dream come true for me and I couldn’t be happier or more grateful for this incredible opportunity.”

For more information and tickets, visit parktheatre.co.uk

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.