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PAL: Your AI Care Companion

Citizens Theatre Young Co.
A bold new play by Sara Shaarawi where the present and the future collide.
PAL: Your AI Care Companion

Do you feel overwhelmed? Burnt out? Anxious all the time?
Then you need PAL.

A psychotherapeutic algorithm designed to complement the health care system, created to learn and grow with you, PAL is your companion, PAL is your future.

Invented in 2022, by young care worker Nikki, PAL started off as a simple app made to alleviate loneliness, social anxiety and depression, a care-bot if you like. Now, it’s 2044, the NHS has collapsed, and PAL is everywhere.Listening, watching and growing, as a dependency on automation quickly escalates.

Set in a dystopian world where natural resources are running out, observation has become monitoring and the government is choosing profit over people, perhaps a PAL isn’t what we need, but is there a way back?


This production takes place at Tramway in the smaller performance space (T4). Capacity is limited.

    12 May7.30pm
    13 May7.30pm
  • Cast & Creative Team


    Gabriel Adams
    Sabryna Brooke
    Lomond Docherty
    Jack Donnan
    Morgan Ferguson
    Janey Fulton
    Nagad Hassan
    Michael Harkin
    Helena Main
    Jenny Mckay
    Jareen Meah
    Aidan Ali Polat
    Lewis Reid
    Brianne Surgeoner


    Writer Sara Shaarawi
    Director Neil Packham
    Set & Costume Designer Ailsa J Munro
    Lighting Designer Stuart Jenkins
    Sound Designer Rikki Traynor
    AV & Sound Supervisor Rob Willoughby
    Assistant Director & Assisting Community Practitioner (supported by Scottish Opera) Roxana Haines
    Assistant Director (Birkbeck Trainee) Eleanor Felton

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Running Time: 70 minutes approx