Drama Thu 16 May 2024 - Sat 18 May 2024

Danny Echo


"An absolutely incredible story that really gives you a lot to think about"

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“Beautifully executed. Well done to everyone. Amazing production."

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"totally and utterly blown away - very well acted and produced and such an amazing script. Best thing I have seen in a long, long time."

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"what an amazing production it is. Extremely strong acting and thought provoking content. Go if you can!"

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After premiering on our main stage in 2022, Huddersfield-based theatre company Root & Branch Productions return with Danny Echo, a Black Mirror-style exploration of the future of artificial intelligence.

Young widow Rachael is torn apart by what happened on the final day of her husband Danny’s life. She is offered what seems like a lifeline when controversial scientist Dr Meryl Kane tells her she can have Danny back again – in the form of an AI replica. She is running an experiment to examine the effect of the machines on the process of bereavement.

But it can only be programmed to repeat the words and actions from one day, and when Rachael chooses his last - the day he was killed in a freak accident - she is unprepared for the traumatic events that unfold.

Stuck in her flat with a scarily realistic robot, Rachael can’t change anything that happened in the past. But can AI Danny help her to grieve and look to the future?

The play has been specially revised for 2024 with a new twist that highlights the eerie possibilities of artificial intelligence.


Thu 16 May 2024 - Sat 18 May 2024


Main House




100 minutes

Age guidance


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Dive into the script of Danny Echo with an exclusive look into the ideas behind the show, the process of writing and the brand-new ending with award-winning American playwright Cody Daigle-Orians.

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