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Calling all lovers of dystopian sci-fi: Alphabetti has something just for you! Opolis is a new production written and directed by the award-winning Ali Pritchard, opening at Alphabetti Theatre in Newcastle on Tuesday 19th April and running until Saturday 7th May.

Ali Pritchard is known for his ability to create dramatic tonal shifts from frank humour into a more serious contemplative experience, and Opolis promises much of the same. This psychological thriller tackles political and emotional themes of idealisation and striving for the concept of perfection. Breaking down the difference between what we really experience, what we share to the world and how we believe we should live, through an allegorical analysis of contemporary life through a sci-fi lens.

Following the journey of Julie, set in a bleak time of crisis after tragedy, the complicated world of Opolis is a world run by an algorithm, where existence is bartering and bargaining for many aspects of life; memorable characters navigate this world and make hard choices for what they would sacrifice and how far they would go for that picture perfect life.

Opolis is at Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle from Tuesday 19th April-Saturday 7th May.

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