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This play about motor neurone disease will followed by a discussion involving Professor Kevin Talbot from our Department.


After being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, Ted goes on the trip of a lifetime…and so does his pet fish.

As the disease starts to cause his mobility to degenerate, Ted rushes towards experiencing a world that is outside of his comfort zone; from the streets of Lille to the romance of Venice.

Humorous, heart-warming and hopeful, CELL features charming puppetry, physical theatre and an original score to tell the story of one man’s final adventure to create enough memories to last a lifetime.

Nominated for a Peter Brook Award, CELL is the outcome of a new collaboration between two of the most exciting young companies in the UK. Having lost their Grandfathers to the disease, the subject of MND is close to the hearts of those involved.

The performance will be followed by a discussion with a member of the cast and Kevin Talbot, a Motor Neurone Disease expert.

★★★★ “A celebration of technique and emotion” – The Stage

★★★★ “Combining a mix of puppetry forms and an evocative original score with breathtaking technical brilliance, CELL is a visual theatre gem.” – The List

CELL is presented at the Old Fire Station in partnership with Science Oxford.

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