Philip K. Dick’s sci-fi classic is being revived once again
Opening next spring, Minority Report will be the latest movie to get a run as a play in London theatres. While lots of us will recognise this story about ‘Precrime’ police divisions from Steven Spielberg’s 2002 near-future thriller, Minority Report was originally a novella by legendary sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick, published in anthology magazine Fantastic Universe.
The short story has been adapted for the stage by David Haig (My Boy Jack and Pressure) and is directed by Max Webster (Life of Pi, Henry V and Macbeth, which will open at Donmar Warehouse soon starring David Tennant). The production will use innovative technology to transport audiences to the year 2050, where the central character (formerly John Anderton) has been reimagined as leading female neuroscientist Dame Julia Anderton.
Watch as Anderton, while gearing up to launch the next phase of her pioneering Precrime programme, is accused of pre-murder, forcing her into a race against time to save herself from her own system. Tickets are on sale now, so if you’re a fan of sci-fi classics, grab yours before they’re gone.
Fri 19th April – Sat 18th May 2024
Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Lyric Square, King St, London W6 0QL