"Don't even think in your own language. English, all the time!"
In 1965, an American scientist lived with a dolphin for ten weeks to try and teach him to speak English - part of NASA-funded research project into human-animal communication.
Condemned by the wider scientific community as an elaborate circus trick, Margaret's lessons and intimate contact with Peter remain a controversial episode in the space race between the two Cold War superpowers.
Tank rips this special relationship apart - with conflicting narratives, psychedelic dance routines and cinematic visions. A reflection on the politics that shape the stories we tell and the histories we know, it has been called a "funny, dark and strangely dreamy work about the futility and fanaticism in humankind's desire to colonise the other" (Time Out).
The directors and original cast
Additional performances with
Tank was commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre and supported by Arts Council England, Camden People’s Theatre, New Diorama Theatre and Theatre Delicatessen.
Winner of a Scotsman Fringe First Award
★★★★ "Wow, is all I can say"
★★★★ "Witty but disturbing ... brilliant"
★★★★ "Cleverly pitched, often comic, multi-layered show"
★★★★ "Raw, joyous psych-rock freakout"