By Karel Čapex

Rossum’s factory mass produces a global supply of humanoid robots, perfecting the formula over decades. As the Robots take over every aspect of human labour and people become idle, a robot rebellion is in the air…

R.U.R. (‘Rossum’s Universal Robots’) is a science-fiction classic, famed with inventing the ‘robot.’ Written in Czechoslovakia during the inter-war years, the play argues the importance of universal human values in an age of technical progress.

This gloriously dystopic fantasy is a century-old warning for the modern world, served up by the young cast of the National Youth Theatre.