New Diorama Theatre’s Secret Life of Humans gets Off-Broadway transfer

New Diorama Theatre’s Edinburgh Fringe hit, Secret Life of Humans, is transferring for a five-week run at the Brits Off-Broadway season which runs at New York’s 59E59 Theaters from May.

The show, a co-production with Greenwich Theatre, written by David Byrne, and co-directed by Byrne and Kate Stanley, is the first of their in-house productions to transfer internationally.

The original cast, which includes Richard Delaney, Stella Blue Taylor, Olivia Hirst, Andy McLeod and Andrew Strafford-Baker, and production team will transfer with the show.

The show, the New Diorama’s fifth in-house production, is devised and inspired by Yuval Harari’s international bestseller, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, and the life of celebrated mathematician and television presenter, Dr Jacob Bronowski.

David Byrne said: “The whole ensemble are incredibly excited to present our hit show to New York audiences.

“Jacob Bronowski, one of the show’s central characters, had his first big US hit with Ascent of Man, which we recreate as part of the production.

“So hopefully that’ll be a good omen for the success of Secret Life of Humans Off-Broadway.”

Before transferring to New York it will have a London run at the both the New Diorama Theatre (10 April to 05 May) and the Greenwich Theatre (08 to 12 May).

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