Drama following three interwoven stories, exploring the nature of identity and memory.
Princeton, New Jersey. 1955. Thomas Stoltz Harvey performs the autopsy of the recently deceased Albert Einstein. And then steals his brain.
Bath, England. 1953. Henry undergoes pioneering brain surgery. The surgery changes Henry’s life, and the history of neuroscience, forever.
London, England. Present. Martha is a clinical neuropsychologist. When her marriage breaks down she starts to make some radically different choices.
Incognito premiered at HighTide Festival in April 2014 before opening at the Bush Theatre in May 2014.
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