Part of the Camden Fringe Festival
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, our ‘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.
Our company, Improbotics, includes professional actors and an artificial intelligence-based robot. Our 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. Our 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.
Our 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
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.