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Trying to make sense of who and what we are is one of life’s biggest challenges, and a new piece of theatre deals with just that as Opening Skinner’s Box comes to Northern Stage, Newcastle from Friday 22nd until Saturday 30th April.

Based on the fascinating book by Lauren Slater, Opening Skinner’s Box features ten great psychological experiments which turn our notions about ourselves upside down. Looking at everything from the reasons we learn, to the reasons we love, to the reasons we make choices that hurt us over and over, it raises many interesting questions. Up until a hundred years ago these were questions for philosophy and religion but once science joined the conversation, it was all turned on its head. It all makes for a piece which is fascinating, exciting and on occasion shocking, but always an enthralling rollercoaster ride through the human mind.

Opening Skinner’s Box comes to Northern Stage, Newcastle from Friday 22nd until Saturday 30th April.

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