Theatre Royal Plymouth

Breach Theatre presents



Tuesday 21 - Saturday 25 February 2017 Download Calendar

The Drum


Winner of a Fringe First Award

⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Guardian
⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Times
⭐⭐⭐⭐ Time Out
⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Stage

In 1965, a researcher lived with a dolphin for ten weeks to try and teach him to speak English. It was part of a NASA-funded research project into human-animal communication. Condemned by the wider scientific community as an elaborate circus trick, the experiment remains a controversial episode in the space race between the two Cold War superpowers.

“Wow is all I can say”

The Times

Inspired by the Dolphin House experiments, Breach’s Fringe First winning Tank rips the story apart to explore the violence of language, the power of culture, and what happens when you inject a cetacean with LSD.

Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre
Supported by New Diorama & Camden People’s Theatre

“Funny, dark, and strangely dreamy”

Time Out

Age guidance:
14 +

Running time:
60 minutes

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