The Hard Problem

I was quite pleased with myself to get a ticket to Tom Stoppard's new play about consciousness ("The Hard Problem") at the National Theatre, so it's a bit of shame that I didn't really like it that much. Perhaps the problem is from reading popular science books I knew most of the examples that were trotted out, and didn't really think they were explained very well. The play also started so slowly without any chemistry (obligatory science pun) between the characters, it took a while to relax into it, and by then it was obvious the way the story was heading. Not expecting an answer to the 'Hard Problem' in the play, but this just didn't really work as a play or as an interesting introduction to the science.