The Hard Problem

16th Apr 2015 - 7:00pm

Studio Theatre

The Hard Problem
Thursday 16th April 7.00pm
National Theatre Live
The Hard Problem by Tom Stoppard

Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brain science institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness?

This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo, and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one.

????? “100 minutes of brilliant brainache” Daily Mail
???? “Stimulating. Absorbing. A rich, ideas-packed work”  Observer
???? “Intellectually charged. Pulses with interesting ideas. Elegantly interpreted by Nicholas Hytner”  Evening Standard

Running time: 112 minutes
This event is a National Theatre Live screening broadcast to partner cinemas.
Tickets: £12 / £10 concessions and students
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