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, 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.