Letting the cat out of the box

In 1933 Erwin Schrodinger won the Nobel Prize for his contribution to Quantum Mechanics. He theorized a box in which a cat exists as living and dead at the same time.

In 1998 Reckless Sleepers built that box – and now over a decade later, they are climbing back inside. In one of the company’s most celebrated performance pieces the impossible is probable: truth and illusion are inseparable. Laws are made bent then broken.

Schrödinger is a visually mesmerizing performance that sways between question and answer, chaos and order, what we can measure and what we cannot. It is about thought experiments, cats, René Magritte, love, time, mathematics, observations, truth lies and alcohol.

By the end, the mind is giddy and apparently boggled by the clever conundrums that are laid out – but not necessarily solved – by Reckless Sleepers.

– The Glasgow Herald

In a place where the question and the answer keep changing, the captive cast sets about trying to fill in the blanks in 60 minutes of darkly comic, sensory, experimental theatre, physically demanding for the guinea-pig players, mentally taxing and visually stimulating for the audience.

– Yorkshire Evening Post

• Reckless Sleepers present Schrödinger at ARC on Wednesday 13 & Thursday 14 March at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced F: £10 C: £8 and can be purchased here.