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?
Edinburgh Festival 2017
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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The science behind the plays:
‘Poppy Burton-Morgan’s pacy verse monologue is beautifully performed by Simone James… insightful observations come thick and fast. A strong idea...Clever.’ (The Scotsman)
‘gut-wrenching...cleverly brings into focus issues of authorship, race and identity...An initially utopian view of the internet as an amplifier for connection is complicated and problematised… brimming with ideas and genre-mashing gusto. Simone James, carrying this complex story on her own, gives a committed and emotionally corrosive performance…A surprising, impressive debut play.’ (The Stage)