MICHAEL Dylan is probably best known for his stint as the producer’s mole in Big Brother but don’t allow his brief flirtation with reality TV to mislead you, the Irish performer, now based here in the Capital, is an award-winning actor - he recently won the Best Male Actor Award at the International Martin McDonagh Festival in Russia.
This week, at the Traverse, there’s a chance to see Dylan in action once again, as he teams up with Rosalind Sydney and the voice of Victoria Liddelle in the world premiere of Girl in the Machine, by Stef Smith, which explores our reliance on technology.
Asking the questions, do you trust technology and would you trust it to help you live forever, Girl in the Machine, presents a disturbing but compassionate take on our potential digital future, and what it might mean for ‘life’ as we know it.
Part love story, part prophecy Girl in the Machine it’s an exploration of technology in a world that’s falling apart.
The production follows successful young couple, Polly (Sydney) and Owen (Dylan), who seem to have it all in life and in love.
But when Black Box, a mysterious new technology promising a break from the daily grind, creeps into everyone’s phones, their world is turned upside down.
As the line between physical and digital rapidly dissipates, and as the population begins to rebel, Polly and Owen are forced to question whether their definitions of reality and freedom are the same.
Director Orla O’Loughlin, says, “Girl in the Machine is a deeply felt and provocative examination of our potential digital future, wrapped up in a beautifully drawn love story.
“Girl in the Machine promises to be a thrilling addition to the canon of new Scottish writing.”
Girl in the Machine, Traverse Theatre, until 22 April, 7.30pm, (matinees 2.30pm, £18, 0131-228 1404