We’re counting down to the world premiere of William Stanton’s highly topical new cyber-security play THE OLD ROOM, which has a strictly limited season at London’s White Bear Theatre from 24 April to 12 May 2018. Watch this fascinating video including interviews with writer, director, producer and designer – and then get booking!
THE OLD ROOM is a bar where people meet, sometimes by accident. It’s also a memory of a place in Prague where Sam used to go when he worked at the British Embassy; a place where there was desire, betrayal and a honey trap. Now Sam works in cyber-security helping to fend off attacks on people like 4C, a political lobbying organisation.
William Stanton‘s play, which was inspired by the 2014 documentary film Citizenfour, talks to us through characters who wrestle with the theft of privacy by governments with unlimited reach and zero accountability. The premiere production, directed by Martin Harvey, stars Nick Limm (as Sam), along with Patrick Romer, Nicole Roberts, Karina Knapinska, Miranda Shamiso and Frazer Blaxland.
According to director Martin Harvey, THE OLD ROOM forces the audience to question: “What is truth? Who is telling the truth? Who can we trust?” Watch for more insights – and privacy fact checks – from writer William Stanton, designer Natalia Alvarez, assistant director Charlotte Evans and producer Shenagh Govan, plus details of the production’s Crowdfunder campaign.
THE OLD ROOM runs from 24 April to 12 May 2018 at the White Bear Theatre, Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4DJ, with performances Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm and Sunday matinees at 4pm. Tickets are priced £16 (concessions £12). CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!