Deep Mind and the Great Puzzle

Image: Enlightenment 3, Susan Aldworth & Andrew Carnie, monoprint 2015, 85×76 cms.


Due to the pandemic we have had to cancel all performances of Deep Mind and the Great Puzzle.


If not we will make a film version that we will make available to all audiences. Thank you for your patience and Stay Safe

About the Play

A dramatic theatrical response by Operating Theatre to the CANDO project, examining the impact of technology on the human body and the human mind.

Alphabetti Theatre, St James’ Boulevard, Newcastle 17 – 19 March 2020 7:30pm

Ushaw College, Durham 20th March 2020 7:30 pm

Quantum computing has helped eradicate most disease. The United Nations has finally adopted the Fourth Age Charter and the lucky few who can afford it live happy, healthy lives. The population dip has brought with it undeniable benefits. The world is a greener, cleaner place. They promised us conflict resolution and they delivered. And yet, some people have the audacity to question their motives.

Performances will be followed by a post-show discussion.
Tickets available on a pay as you feel basis with all profits going to epilepsy charities.

We are also offering workshops for schools and adult groups in conjunction with the CANDO project. Contact us if you would like us to discuss holding a workshop which is free

The following workshops will be rescheduled when it is safe to do so

Royal Society of the Arts

The Future of Mankind Wed April 15th 2020 6-8 pm Ampersand Commercial Union House 39, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle

Illuminating the Self

Hatton Gallery, Kings Road, Newcastle University 18 January—9 May 2020
Vane, Commercial Union House, 39 Pilgrim Street 17 January—29 February 2020

A remarkable new art exhibition spread across two galleries responding to the research being done by the Newcastle University led CANDO project. The works by artists Susan Aldworth and Andrew Carnie explore the human perspective of living with epilepsy and the neurological processes happening within the brain.

The exhibitions will be supported by a number of talks and workshops.

Follow the CANDO project at or on twitter @CandoNCL


Royal Society of the Arts


The Future of Mankind Wed April 15th 2020 6-8 pm Ampersand Commercial Union House 39, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle


We are looking for panelists to join us

There will be neuro- scientists, engineers and other technologists but we are keen to discuss these ideas with futurologists, body hackers and anyone else who is as interested as we are in where technology is heading.

Due to the pandemic we do not have dates for panel discussions but as soon as we can we will let you know and would be delighted to welcome you