What’s life like as a whistleblower? William Stanton’s fictional new play THE OLD ROOM is inspired by a documentary about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Check out our first-look photos from Martin Harvey’s world premiere production, officially opening tonight (26 April 2018) at London’s White Bear Theatre – 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.
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!