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Foley, Tim

Entry updated 14 March 2022. Tagged: Author.

(?   -    ) UK playwright whose second produced play, Astronauts of Hartlepool (performed 2017), is a gonzo Satire on Brexit Britain set in Hartlepool, which is visited by disbelieving astronauts from the Multiverse. In Electric Rosary (2020; performed 2022), a "Robot" – properly an Android – brought into a nunnery to do grunt work gradually acquires an uncanny-valley spirituality, emulating humans: but if an AI can "become" its makers, then its makers may similarly aspire (see Religion) to make God.

Foley has also written Doctor Who and Torchwood audio plays. [JC]

Tim Foley


works (selected)

  • The Dogs of War [first performed May 2015 Old Red Lion Theatre, London]
  • Astronauts of Hartlepool [first performed 8 February 2017 VAULT Festival, London.]
  • Electric Rosary (London: Nick Hern Books, 2020) [play: written 2017: first performed 23 April 2022 Royal Exchange Theatre, London: pb/]


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