Theatre review: Cicada 3301, Underbelly - Bristo Square, Edinburgh

A fictional play based on a real-life story, this new work by Cambridge University Fishbowl Theatre imagines four brilliant young computer and mathematics talents who come together to try and solve one of the most impregnable mysteries of the digital age.

Cicada 3301, Underbelly - Bristo Square (Venue 302)
Cicada 3301, Underbelly - Bristo Square (Venue 302)

Cicada 3301, Underbelly - Bristo Square, Edinburgh * * *

Cicada 3301 was a mysterious group which began posting fiendishly difficult, mathematics-based scavenger hunt clues on internet sites such as Reddit in the early 2010s; although some of these clues were apparently solved, the group were never identified, leading to speculation and conspiracy theorising across the internet that they might be, for example, hackers, a cult or a government agency.

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