Rosetta Code

Robots & Humans Improvise In VR

18 Aug to 19 Aug

Full price: £15 | Concessions: £12 plus £1 booking fee
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Produced and presented by Improbotics

Part of the Camden Fringe Festival

Rosetta Code

Rosetta Code is a revolutionary AI-powered multilingual improv comedy show.

Performed in many languages, with live translation, by an international troupe with actors present both on stage and connecting remotely, this ‘comedy of speech-recognition errors’ premiered at the ​Rich Mix in 2019 as part of ​the Voilà! Europe​ festival and developed as a tele-immersive show for the Online Paris Fringe 2020.

 Improbotics includes professional actors and an artificial intelligence-based robot. The show is an arts-meet-science interdisciplinary exploration of how actors can bridge physical and linguistic borders, communicate in multiple languages and seamlessly perform while controlled by a machine. This impossible challenge relies on absurdism, resourcefulness and human connection.

Improbotics is co-created by Piotr Mirowski (France/Poland/UK) and Kory Mathewson (Canada), two research scientists in robotics, as well as by drama director Jenny Elfving (Sweden), science communicator Ben Verhoeven (Belgium) and Boyd Branch (US/UK) who created a tele-immersive platform for remote actors.

Shows featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New Scientist. **** review (Edmonton Fringe 2018), ***** review at Phoenix Remix (Brighton Fringe 2019), **** review (Online Paris Fringe 2020, Most Innovative Show Award). “I will stick with artificial stupidity” (Colin Mochrie, Edinburgh Fringe 2017).

Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 August 2021 - 7pm

PLEASE NOTE: There will no tickets available for sale on the door for any of our Camden Fringe shows. 

Tickets will remain on sale, where available, up to 60 minutes before the show's start time

For this show we are returning to normal operation where ticket holders choose their own seats on admission to the auditorium. 

We also request that everyone wear a mask when moving around the building, wash their hands often and practice self-distancing.  We have reduced capacities to allow for this.

You and your bubble will be invited to choose a seat and self-distance yourselves from others.

We will be running a normal bar service with extra tables for your drinking comfort.


For more information on how things work, have a look at our dedicated Covid:19 page.