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Scratch Performance: Archimedes’ Principle

How safe are our children in the care of a stranger? How much do we know about the people we work with? How far would we go to protect ourselves?

In a town haunted by an incident at the nearby Scouts centre, regular swimming lessons come to a halt when an instructor is accused of inappropriately touching a child during a lesson and the dangers of social media creep to the surface. When history appears to repeat itself, what can we do but expect the worst?

“Director Samuel Ward sets a mood of encroaching horror… This is a production that is not held back by modest resources… A fine example of what can be achieved in theatre with scant resources and strong talent.” – Manchester Theatre Awards

“Thought-provoking and extremely gripping… intriguing, offered much food for thought.” – I Love Manchester

On Sat 8 Apr, playwright Josep Maria Miró Coromina will be in conversation with Walter Meierjohann at 15:00, tickets £3. Book tickets for both Archimedes’ Principle and Smoke see the ‘In Conversation’ event for free.


  • Running Time: Approx 55mins (no interval)
  • Recommended age 16+
  • The production contains smoking and strong language
  • £5