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The Lightswitch Project

“What happens when you switch on a light?”  This simple question provokes a myriad of answers and sparks a million more questions. It generates excitement. The LightSwitch project will seize this microscopic moment and create a performance that connects the individual to the implications of their actions and their place in the world. Following a series of highly intense encounters with scientists and thinkers from many disciplines the LightSwitch project will feature in a radio programme on BBC Radio 4.

The LightSwitch Collective includes: writer and performer Lucy Foster, seen in Improbable’s Panic at the Barbican and in her own one-woman show Oh My Green Soapbox; Toby Jones of Frost/Nixon and W; artists Pete Harrison and Tim Vize-Martin of propeller performance company, and producer Laura McDermott. James Cook, Producer of Radio 4’s In our Time is an adviser to the project.

The Light Switch Project was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 during April 2011. To listen to the programme online, click here