Minority Report stage adaptation to make world premiere in 2024

A new stage adaptation of Minority Report is to make its world premiere next year.

Based on Philip K. Dick’s 1956 novella and Steven Spielberg’s 2002 blockbuster movie, Minority Report has been adapted for the stage by David Haig (My Boy Jack, Pressure).

Minority Report opens at Nottingham Playhouse from 16 February – 9 March 2024 before touring to Birmingham Repertory Theatre (22 March – 6 April 2024) and concluding its run at London’s Lyric Hammersmith from 19 April – 18 May 2024.

The show is produced by Simon Friend Entertainment with director Max Webster, reuniting the pair who previously brought Life of Pi to the stage in an Olivier and Tony award winning production.

In 2050, neuroscientist Dame Julia Anderton is about to launch the next phase of her pioneering Pre-Crime programme, detaining people for crimes before they are committed. But when Julia is accused of pre-murder, she’s in a race against time to save herself from her own system.

This thrilling adaptation of Philip K Dick’s iconic story challenges our beliefs about justice and freewill in a real-time chase through London of the future.

Casting is to be announced.

The production has design by Jon Bausor, video design by Tal Rosner, lighting design by Jessica Hung Han Yun, composition and sound design by Nicola T. Chang, movement direction by Lucy Hind and casting direction by Lotte Hines CDG.

Producer Simon Friend said: “I’m delighted to announce the world premiere stage version of Minority Report, based on Philip K. Dick’s short story, adapted by David Haig. We commissioned this project several years ago, but with its prescient central theme of personal technological surveillance, it has only become more alarmingly relevant to the world in which we live, despite the original story having been written in 1956.

“I’m also excited to reunite with director Max Webster, after the continued success of our production of Life of Pi, to create another entertaining, ambitious, and thought-provoking piece of theatre, and to partner with some of the country’s best producing theatres in Nottingham Playhouse, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, and Lyric Hammersmith.”

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.


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