"nothing short of mind-blowing... never less than spectacular... truly extraordinary, and unlike anything I've ever seen on stage before in the UK" **** Manchester Evening News

“bold and articulate, fiercely aggressive in the fight scenes, punchy and visceral” **** The Times

"epic, intimate, flagrantly dramatic" **** The Telegraph

"the coolest party of the year... a fresh blast of spectacle as well as an urgent entreaty to wake up.” **** Guardian

"an eye-popping, innovatively staged reimagining of a cinematic classic" **** i News

"This is arguably the best dance show of the year, if not decade!" ***** Theatre Talk

"Free Your Mind exposes the true power of technology in a world where human fixations have true power over human relationship" ***** West End Best Friend

‘Ever have that feeling where you're not sure if you're awake or still dreaming?'

In 1999, we were offered a simple choice: red pill or blue pill? Blissful ignorance in a simulated world or a chance to jump down the rabbit hole into the unknown. The Matrix made us question reality. What is human after all? Who’s really in control?

Nearly 25 years later and we’re no closer to an answer – with big tech, social media and the advance of AI impacting our lives in a million different ways. It’s from this ever-shifting landscape that Free Your Mind was born. Tapping into the collective energy of the moment, it depicts a world where humans are enslaved by algorithms – asking can we break free? And do we even want to?

Co-created by Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante, Danny Boyle, Es Devlin, Sabrina Mahfouz and Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy

Lighting Designer – Lucy Carter
Costume Designer – Gareth Pugh
Sound Designer – Gareth Fry
Video Designer – Luke Halls

Free Your Mind ran from 13 October – 05 November 2023 at Aviva Studios, the home of Factory International, Manchester.