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THE FORBIDDEN ZONE opens at the Barbican


The Forbidden Zone

26 – 29 May 2016 / 19:45, 15:00

Offering a uniquely female perspective on war, science and the advance of chemical weapons, this is a multimedia show of epic scale and intricacy directed by Katie Mitchell, ‘British theatre’s true auteur’ (Guardian).

Clara Immerwahr, wife of the famed chemist Fritz Haber, is profoundly disturbed when her husband’s research leads to the development of chlorine gas during the First World War. Over 30 years later, her granddaughter, a scientist committed to finding a poison gas antidote, faces similar despair.

Part of 14-18 NOW, a major cultural programme across the UK commemorating the centenary of the First World War

1 hour 10 mins/no interval

Age guidance 16+


Published: 11th May 2016