pixel dust / wondr
Clare Bayley / Poppy Burton-Morgan
Roxy Upstairs (Assembly)3rd - 28th August
In 2017 Metta Theatre are taking two new plays to the Edinburgh Festival – both solo shoes exploring internet addiction and digital identity.
Daniella swings from meme to meme, a tarzan of the datafields. Bronzed and hairless, she needs no one and no one needs her. But offline she is struggling to find her place in a new school and a new town. Can she find the answers she needs about who she really is through this digital odyssey?
From award-winning Clare Bayley (The Container, Young Vic; Mouthful Trafalgar Studios) Pixel Dust is a bold new play that defies categorisation, featuring video design from William Reynolds (The Gambler, Royal Opera House; Turn of The Screw, Aldeburgh). Starring Simone James (365, National Theatre Scotland; Citzenship, National Theatre; Great Expectations, English Touring Theatre.)
Distracted by giving an imaginary Ted talk to her bathroom mirror, social media phenomenon Faith Allgood (@WondrWomanUK) is running late for the school run. She’s glitching. Little does she know her world is about to implode… Darkly comic this genre-busting debut play, from acclaimed director Poppy Burton-Morgan (Mouthful, Trafalgar Studios), is both tense thriller and allegory of digital identity. Directed by Amanda Huxtable, designed by William Reynolds (Dark Vanilla Jungle; Fringe First) and starring Simone James (365, National Theatre Scotland; Citzenship, National Theatre; Great Expectations, English Touring Theatre.)
Supported by Arts Council England and a Small Arts Award from the Wellcome Trust
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Writer (Pixel Dust) | Clare Bayley
Writer (Wondr) | Poppy Burton-Morgan
Director (Pixel Dust) | Poppy Burton-Morgan
Director (Wondr) | Amanda Huxtable
Set, Lighting & Video Designer | William Reynolds
Sound Designer | Elena Pena
Scientific Advisor | Professor Andrew Przybylski, Oxford University
Scientific Advisor | Professor Pete Etchells, Bath University