Developed as part of a residency at The Bike Shed Theatre whilst performing The Beanfield, Breach Theatre’s Tank went onto receive critical acclaim and a Fringe First Award in 2016.
In 1965, an American scientist lived with a dolphin for ten weeks to try and teach him to speak English – part of a NASA-funded research project into human-animal communication. Condemned by the wider scientific community as an elaborate circus trick, Margaret’s lessons with Peter remain a controversial episode in the space race between the two Cold War superpowers.
Inspired by the Dolphin House experiments, Breach’s Fringe First Award-winning Tank rips this history apart to explore the difficulties of bridging cultural divides, the politics behind the stories we tell, and what happens when you inject a dolphin with LSD.
‘Cleverly pitched, often comic.’
★★★★ THE GUARDIAN
‘Wow, is all I can say.’
★★★★ THE TIMES
‘Funny, dark, and strangely dreamy’
★★★★ TIME OUT.