“AN EXTRAORDINARY, TECHED UP SHOW…THE BUZZ SHOW OF LAST YEAR’S EDINBURGH FRINGE” THE NEW YORK TIMES
“COMPLEX...MASTERLY...ONE OF THE MOST FASCINATING SHOWS I HAVE SEEN IN AN AGE” ***** FINANCIAL TIMES
“FULL OF DARK POETRY AND SHEER ANALYTICAL POWER” THE SCOTSMAN
WINNER | SUMMERHALL LUSTRUM AWARD FOR GREATEST EDINBURGH FESTIVAL MOMENTS
WINNER | DIGITAL STORYTELLING AWARD - COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
NOMINEE | TOTAL THEATRE AWARD FOR EXPERIMENTATION AND INNOVATION
NOMINEE | THE STAGE 2018 AWARD FOR INNOVATION
We live in a time where old orders are collapsing. From the post colonial nation states of the Middle East, to the EU and the American election. Through it all, tech savvy and bloodthirsty groups like ISIS run through European drawn border lines.
Amidst this, a generation of young men, find themselves burning with resentment; without the money, power and sex they think they deserve and this crisis of masculinity leads them on a journey into an online world of fantasy, violence and reality. Written by Manchester based Javaad Alipoor, this Fringe First award winning and Total Theatre Nominated (Experimentation & Innovation) multi-media show weaves together their stories. One of the word of mouth hits of this years Edinburgh Fringe, this is a play both in and of our times.
2018 UK & INTERNATIONAL TOUR
24 JAN - 10 FEB // BUSH THEATRE, LONDON
25 APR - 28 APR // THEATRE IN THE MILL, BRADFORD
01 MAY - 05 MAY // PLYMOUTH THEATRE ROYAL, THE DRUM
14 JUN - 16 JUN // NORTHERN STAGE, NEWCASTLE
05 JUL - 06 JUL // NUFFIELD SOUTHAMPTON THEATRES CITY STUDIO
16 JUL - 21 JUL // SHEFFIELD CRUCIBLE, LYCEUM STUDIO
01 OCT - 06 OCT // GEST, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN
15 OCT - 17 OCT // GULBENKIAN, KENT
30 OCT - 10 NOV // DIWALI FESTIVAL IN BC, THE CULTCH, VANCOUVER,
22 NOV - 23 NOV // BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME, PATRICK STUDIO
The play was supported by TRANSFORM, The Ovalhouse, HOME, Northern Stage, National Theatre Studio and Arts Council England.