Eliza: A Robot Story
Tanya Reynolds (Sex Education) stars in a dark, near-future science fiction fairytale about a robot who can feel, and the world that attempts to control her. When a robot called Eliza falls in love with Him (Arthur Darvill, Doctor Who), they work together to make her fully sentient. But consciousness doesn’t come without consequences. As Eliza gets caught in a web of both loving and abusive relationships, she has to fight to survive. #OneVoiceRaisesAnotherEliza is a Crowd Network original made in partnership with The Pankhurst Trust / Manchester Women’s Aid. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse...
Claire Smith • SciFi Bulletin • Oct 19, 2022
"There are beautiful nuanced touches sprinkled into the story as Eliza is more and more humanised. Anyone who has slowly had control exerted over them in a subtle, incrementally manipulative way, will relate. If knowledge is power, then we see a frighteningly realistic demonstration that, conversely, enforced ignorance is subjugation."
Ximena Smith • Stuff NZ • Oct 15, 2022
"The series is done very cleverly – a lot of the ways in which Eliza is controlled by her owner (known only as Him throughout) are very subtle and don’t involve physical violence, which is often the reality of how coercive control operates in many abusive relationships. …"
Sunday Post Staff • The Sunday Post • Oct 15, 2022
"...consciousness doesn’t come without consequences. A dark tale of coercive control. …"
Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian • Oct 8, 2022
"...interesting new drama...Though, as the podcast is made in partnership with the Pankhurst Trust (incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid), an organisation that supports women who suffer domestic violence, I predict some dark moves ahead. I hope Eliza survives."