In London’s (Off) West End 2019: Midnight Movie at the Royal Court Theatre (Preview)
“I need to keep looking
but I’m not 100% clear on what I’m looking for.”
“I love love love my digital body because having a body that can go everywhere is just the hottest thing.”
LONDON – Written by Eve Leigh and directed by Rachel Bagshaw, the Royal Court Theatre presents Midnight Movie, an experimental production combining Spoken English, BSL, captioning and audio description, and live drumming to tell a singularly unique story about our online personas and the digital lives we lead.
A girl fights for her life in a lift. New Window. A protest in Trafalgar Square. New Window. A naked man in a bathtub. New Window. Janelle Monae, dancing. The possibilities are endless. Even at 2am. That’s the thing about being Extremely Online: there’s no limit on where you can go.
Starring Nadia Nadarajah and Tom Penn, Midnight Movie will also be offering a unique experience, where participants who cannot physically make it to the show can sign up to have a digital body instead. Over the course of the show’s run, participants will receive a series of digital letters, a combination of scary story, essay, and audio-visual content, inspired by the play and created by the team behind the show.
Midnight Movie was developed whilst on a Royal Court residency and with the support of producer Matt Maltby, Unlimited, and Arts Council England. The production will be produced by the Royal Court in collaboration with Matt Maltby. Midnight Movie is part of the Royal Court’s Jerwood New Playwrights programme, supported by Jerwood Arts.
Midnight Movie runs from 27th November to 21st December 2019 at the Royal Court Theatre. Tickets available from their website here