An electrifying drama about what happens to personal identity in an age of ubiquitous technology and social media.
John is a twenty-seven-year-old teacher ‘who probably wasn’t allowed to teach at an all-girls’ school’ and Mark is his sixteen-year-old ‘Olympic porn-watching’ pupil. A normal week in their normal lives – school, eat, TV, sleep, repeat.
Except in an age of twisted technology and unfettered profiles, the life Mark really wants is only a click away… but what happens when that life already belongs to John? By Friday, the shit really is going to hit the fan.
Two interlinking monologues, WINK examines two lives veering dangerously close to collision, asking us what separates the man from the boy.
WINK, Phoebe Eclair-Powell's debut play, was first produced by Tara Finney Productions and Theatre503, and premiered at Theatre503, London, in March 2015.
‘I am wired, awake, my mind full, my eyes fuller. I Google him because for some reason he’s never not a bit in my brain, he’s sort of what I think I would like to be, maybe, Mr Martin. And he’s there.’
'savvy, timely and often piercingly funny... [a] razor-sharp debut play'Evening Standard
'whip-smart, chokingly funny and thoroughly entertaining... an eye-catching debut'Guardian
'a harshly funny story of modern-day loneliness and male alienation... an arresting new play'Time Out
'both humorous and disturbing... [the writing is] assured, well observed and emotionally convincing... a really exciting debut play'The Stage
'note-perfect... skewers our obsession with social media'Londonist
'superb... the dialogue is punchy and humorous... one of the best works that has come out of Theatre503'A Younger Theatre
12 Mar 2015Size: 198mm x 129mm
19 Mar 2015
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