Tristan Bates Theatre

To Drone In The Rain


by Michael Benbaruk 


11th - 15th June 

19:45 (14:30 matinee on 15th) 






“If I malfunction and you are not ready then how will you survive?”

Tom lives with his best friend Drone Girl in a near future where phones, laptops, and all other technological services have become obsolete, replaced by Drone boys and girls. Drone Girl 9.1.13 looks after Tom, who suffers from severe social anxiety, from becoming his “romantic auto-correct” when talking to his online girlfriend, to helping him in his job as a bespoke “adventure” salesman. But when Drone Boy, an older model disappointed by humans, praises her for crippling Tom emotionally, she starts to question her purpose. Yet, when her attempts at making him more independent increasingly backfire, Drone Girl finds herself split. Does she keep fighting in battle to save Tom or choose freedom over purpose alongside Drone Boy.



Tom Michael Benbaruk

Drone Boy Lino Facioli 

Drone Girl Nell Hardy

Big Boss Man (Voice)  Daniel Ings

Valerie (Voice) Erin Wilson

New York client (Voice) Adam Young

Texas client (Voice)  Deli Segal



Director Lorenzo Peter Mason

Costume Designer Lucy Smart

Stage Manager Alex Farell

Set Designer Nicole Figini

Make-up Artist Jo Stone-Lucas

PR Canan Gonensin

Producer Hortense Massat



Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the performance begins. We cannot guarantee entry to the performance once it has begun. The Actors Centre reserves the right to refuse entry.



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